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FEDERAL GRAND JURY CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2014

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—The results of the April 2014 Federal Grand Jury were announced today by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Steven M. Allen. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Allen, 41, of Miami, Okla., is charged with failing to register as a sex offender after prior convictions in 2009. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be ten (10) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The United States Marshals Service is the lead investigative agency.

Jose Guadalupe Becerra-Molina. Possession of Firearms and Ammunition by Alien Illegally in United States, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Alien in the United States After Deportation. Becerra-Molina, 34, unlawfully in the United States, is charged with possessing three (3) pistols, two (2) revolvers, and ammunition as an illegal alien; possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute; possessing two (2) pistols in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and being illegally in the United States after being deported in June 2007 near Laredo, Texas. If convicted, the penalty for possessing the pistols and ammunition as an illegal alien would be a ten (10) year maximum sentence of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine; the penalty for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute would be twenty (20) years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine; the penalty for possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime would be a minimum of five (5) years imprisonment to life; and the penalty for re-entering the United States after deportation would be a maximum twenty (20) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Tulsa Police Department, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are the lead agencies.

James Dawson Bishop. Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, Carrying a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Bishop, 34, of Tulsa, is charged on different dates with carrying various firearms and ammunition after having been previously convicted of a felony.  Additionally, Bishop is charged with Carrying a Firearm in Relation to and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime and Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute.  If convicted, Bishop could be sentenced to a mandatory minimum of five years and up to life imprisonment with a $1,000,000 fine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police are the lead agencies.

Christopher Lee Burr and Dale Estus Sutton III.Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition. Burr, 27, of Ponca City,  and Sutton, 31, of Wagoner, are charged with possessing firearms after a felony conviction. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be ten (10) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The Indictment is a result of a joint investigation by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Michael Wayne Cauldwell. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Cauldwell, 35, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition after prior felony convictions in 2002 and 2003. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be ten (10) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations is the lead agency.   

Francis Harry Dishmon. Attempted Bank Robbery and Killing a Person While Attempting to Avoid Apprehension. Dishmon, 51, of Tulsa, is charged with attempting to rob the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma on August 28, 2013, and killing a man while attempting to avoid apprehension for that attempted robbery. If convicted, the maximum penalty for the attempted bank robbery would be twenty (20) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine; and the penalty for killing a person while attempting to avoid apprehension would be life imprisonment. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the lead agency.  

Rafael Gonzalez. Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. Gonzalez, 21, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a .25 caliber pistol and ammunition after prior felony convictions in 2011 and 2013. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be ten (10) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tulsa Police Department are the lead agencies.

Mark Dee Gragg. Felon in Possession of Firearm. Gragg, 51, of Cushing, is charged with possessing a .22 caliber revolver after prior felony convictions including Threats Against the President. If convicted, Gragg would face a maximum sentence of ten (10) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. This case was investigated by the Sand Springs Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Andre Ralph Haymond. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Haymond, 25, of Tulsa, is charged with failing to register as a sex offender after possession of child pornography convictions in 2010. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be ten (10) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The United States Marshals Service is the lead investigative agency.  

Juan Lopez-Martinez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Martinez, 30, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in August 2008 near Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be twenty (20) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the lead agency.     

Restituto L. Morales. Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, and Distribution of Methamphetamine. Morales, 51, of Homestead, Florida, is charged with possessing more than one (1) kilogram of heroin, more than five (5) kilograms of cocaine, and more than 500 grams of methamphetamine all with intent to distribute. Morales is also charged with distribution of more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. If convicted, the mandatory minimum penalty would be ten (10) years imprisonment, the maximum penalty would be life imprisonment, and a $10,000,000 fine. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Enforcement Administration are the lead agencies.     

Ramona Lynn Peters. Theft of Government Property. Peters, 55, of Terlton, Okla., is charged with unlawfully taking $32,016.86 of a deceased family member’s social security benefits from January 2010 to June 2013. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be ten (10) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General is the lead investigative agency.

Jorge Ramirez-Gomez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Ramirez-Gomez, 21, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in November 2013 near Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be twenty (20) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the lead agency.     

Salvador Rodriguez-Ramirez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Rodriguez-Ramirez, 36, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in March 2009 near Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be twenty (20) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the lead agency. 

Billy Ray Willis. Theft of Government Property. Willis, 57, of Stillwater, is charged with stealing $15,739 in Social Security Supplemental Security Income from September 2010 to August 2013. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be ten (10) years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General is the lead agency.    

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