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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Five Individuals Indicted In August 2017 Federal Grand Jury

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the August 2017 Federal Grand Jury.

“The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

 

CAROL LYNN BEEN, age 59, of Henryetta, Oklahoma
Credit Union Theft, Embezzlement, And Misapplication

The Indictment alleges that from in or about 2014, the exact date unknown to the Grand Jury, until on or about June 18, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant CAROL LYNN BEEN, being an officer, director, agent, or employee of, or connected in a capacity with, OSU-IT Federal Credit Union of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, a credit union whose deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration, with intent to injure and defraud the said OSU-IT Federal Credit Union of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, willfully misapplied, embezzled, abstracted, and purloined more than $1,000.00 of the moneys, funds, assets or securities entrusted to the custody or care of OSU-IT Federal Credit Union of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in that the defendant withdrew cash from the vault of the credit union and misapplied, embezzled, abstracted and purloined the funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 657, punishable by no more than 30 years imprisonment, a fine up to $1,000,000.00 or both.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Acting United States Attorney Douglas A. Horn

 

ROBERT MONROE WILSON III, age 48, of Baxter Springs, Kansas
Destruction Of Government Property

The Indictment alleges that on or about the July 22, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, ROBERT MONROE WILSON III, at a place within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, namely the United States District Courthouse for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, willfully and maliciously did destroy and injure the gate and fence at the United States District Courthouse for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1363 and 7(3), punishable by no more than 5 years imprisonment.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington

 

BLAKE ALAN MILLER, age 34, of Muskogee, Oklahoma
Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine
Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime
Felon In Possession Of A Firearm
Possession Of Unregistered Firearm (Sawed-Off Shotgun)

The Indictment alleges that on or about March 7, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, BLAKE ALAN MILLER, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $5,000,000.00 or both.

The Indictment further alleges that on or about March 7, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, BLAKE ALAN MILLER, did knowingly possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine as alleged in Count One, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A) and 924(c)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The Indictment further alleges that on or about March 7, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, BLAKE ALAN MILLER, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The Indictment further alleges that on or about March 7, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, BLAKE ALAN MILLER, did knowingly possess a shotgun having a barrel less than 18 inches in length, which is a firearm, as defined in Title 26, United States Code, Section 5845, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841, 5845(a) and 5871, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department, the United States Marshal’s Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris

 

DENISE TAYLOR, age 55, of Ardmore, Oklahoma
Embezzlement And Theft From Indian Tribal Organization

The Indictment alleges that from on or about March 19, 2017, to on or about March 29, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, DENISE TAYLOR, did steal, embezzle and knowingly and willfully convert to her own use moneys, funds and assets, with a value in excess of $1,000.00, which had been entrusted to her custody and care as an employee of the Chickasaw Nation’s Ardmore Smoke Shop # 1, an Indian tribal organization, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163, punishable by no more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow

 

JOHN CARL BERRYHILL, age 53, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Possession Of Certain Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of Minors
Attempted Distribution Of Certain Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of Minors

The Superseding Indictment alleges that between on or about January 8, 2014 to on or about February 2, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, JOHN CARL BERRYHILL, did knowingly possess, attempt to possess and access with intent to view, matters which contained visual depictions, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), which said visual depictions involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2256(2)(A)-(B), and said visual depictions were of such sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252(a)(4)(B) and 2252(b)(2), punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The Superseding Indictment further alleges that between on or about September 14, 2015, and on or about October 8, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, JOHN CARL BERRYHILL, did knowingly attempt to distribute, by a means or facility of interstate commerce, matters which contained visual depictions, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), which said visual depictions involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2256(2)(A)-(B), and said visual depictions were of such sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252(a)(2) and 2252(b)(1), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Project Safe Childhood
Violent Crime
Updated August 17, 2017