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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Forty Nine Individuals Indicted In October, November, And December 2020 Federal Grand Juries

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester today announced the results of the October, November, and December 2020 Federal Grand Juries. The combined grand jury sessions returned 41 unsealed and 11 sealed indictments on crimes ranging from kidnapping, federal firearms offenses, robbery, drug trafficking/distribution, child exploitation, aggravated sexual assaults in Indian Country, manslaughter, and murder in Indian Country.

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.

 

HUNTER JACOB JAMES HOPE

Sexual Exploitation Of A Child / Use Of A Child To Produce A Visual Depiction
Possession Of Certain Material Involving The Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

Hope, 20, of Muldrow, Oklahoma, is charged with willfully coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and using a child to produce visual depictions of a sexual nature.

Homeland Security Investigations is the primary investigative agency.

 

MARVIN LEVERNE ARNETT, JR.

Sexual Exploitation Of A Child / Use Of A Child To Produce A Visual Depiction
Possession Of Certain Material Involving The Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

Arnett, 30, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, is charged with willfully persuading a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and using a child to produce visual depictions of a sexual nature.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

BRANDON ALLEN HOWE

First Degree Burglary In Indian Country (2 Counts)
Theft In Indian Country (3 Counts)

Howe, 38, of Wagoner, is charged with burglarizing motor vehicles  of multiple victims.  The vehicles included a Braggs Public School bus.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

SEBRON DEJUAN BROWN
TRACY LADON MAHONE

Conspiracy To Commit Odometer Tampering
Odometer Fraud
Conspiracy To Commit Wire Fraud

Muskogee residents Brown, 35, and Mahone, 30, are charged with conspiring to defraud insurance companies through sophisticated means, including wire fraud. Mahone is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud only.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

RICKY DEWAYNE STONE

Sexual Abuse Of A Minor In Indian Country (2 Counts)

Stone, 47, of Holdenville, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Stone allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a child under the age of 16.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

MICHAEL DAVID JACKSON

Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country (2 Counts)
Abusive Sexual Contact With A Child Under 12 Years
Sexual Exploitation Of A Child / Use Of A Child To Produce A Visual Depiction
Possession Of Certain Material Involving The Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor (2 Counts)

Jackson, 38, of Tahlequah, is charged with multiple counts of sex crimes in relation to the sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country. The Indictment alleges that in 2019, Jackson knowingly engaged in aggravated sexual activity with a child under the age of 12.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

ASHLEY ALYSSA JOHNSON
DOUGLAS LEE SAIL, JR.

Conspiracy To Interfere With Commerce By Robbery
Attempted Interference With Commerce By Robbery
Use, Carry, Brandish And Discharge Of Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence (2 Counts)
Conspiracy To Commit Robbery In Indian Country
Attempted Robbery In Indian Country
Felon In Possession Of Firearm (2 Counts)

Porum residents Johnson, 47, and Sail, 42, are charged with conspiring to commit robbery of a jewelry store owner with the use of a firearm.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency. 

 

CHAD HEATH FIELDS

Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury In Indian Country
Assault By Striking, Beating, Or Wounding (Misdemeanor)

Fields, 34, of Muskogee, is charged with the beating of a female, resulting in serious bodily harm in Indian Country.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

JOSHUA TOWNSLEY
MEGAN LEANNE TILLERY

Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country (Townsley Only)
Child Neglect In Indian Country (Tillery Only)

Muskogee residents Townsley, 29, and Tillery, 28, are charged with the sexual abuse and neglect of a minor under the age of 12 in Indian Country. Tillery is only charged with Child Neglect in Indian Country.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

PATRICK DWAYNE MURPHY

Murder In Indian Country
Murder In Indian Country In Perpetration Of Kidnapping
Kidnapping Resulting In Death (2 Counts)

Murphy, 51, of Vernon, is charged with the kidnapping and premeditated murder of George Jacobs, on August 28, 1999, with a knife.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

WILLIAM CLAYTON BROWN

Murder In Indian Country

Brown, 37, of Eufaula, is charged with the September 2017 premeditated stabbing murder of Damion Martin.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

FLOYD JOSEPH BALL, JR.

Kidnapping In Indian Country
Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country

Ball, 35, of Checotah, is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a victim at knifepoint on May 5, 2018.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

AMY LEANN HALL

Murder In Indian Country (2 Counts)
Assault With Intent To Commit Murder In Indian Country

Hall, 40, of Okemah, is charged with the premeditated shooting murder of Kayson Toliver and Kloee Hall, two of her children. Hall is also charged with intent to commit murder in Indian Country on a third child.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

JERRY WAYNE DICK

Involuntary Manslaughter In Indian Country

Dick, 27, of Wagoner, is charged with involuntary manslaughter after striking and causing the death of Zachary O’Connell while traveling at a rate of speed in a motor vehicle.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

COURTNEY EUGENE ELLIOTT

Involuntary Manslaughter In Indian Country

Elliott, 40, of Red Oak, is charged with involuntary manslaughter after causing a car accident while driving impaired, resulting in the death of Taylor Renee Littleman Daniel.  

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

SEAN ELLIS

Assault With Intent To Commit Murder In Indian Country
Assault With A Dangerous Weapon In Indian Country

Ellis, 47, of Muskogee, is charged with shooting towards law enforcement officers and assaulting a family member with a dangerous weapon.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency. 

 

GLEN THOMAS WEST
ROBERT CODY ATKINS

Murder In Indian Country (West Only)
Murder In Perpetration Of Burglary In Indian Country (2 Counts – 1 Count Each)
First Degree Burglary In Indian Country (2 Counts – 1 Count Each)
Use, Carry, Brandish, And Discharge Of Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence
Conspiracy

West, 35, of Weleetka, and Atkins, 31, of Okmulgee, are charged with burglarizing and conspiring to murder Edwin Dominic Reid.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

TIMOTHY DON REED

Felon In Possession Of Firearm & Ammunition
Possession Of Stolen Firearm

Reed, 40, of Seminole, is charged with unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition as a prior convicted felon.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the primary investigative agency.

 

JOSEPH EUGENE MEYER

Kidnapping In Indian Country
Felon In Possession Of Firearm

Meyer, 37, of Muskogee, is a prior convicted felon charged with the kidnapping of a female at gunpoint in December 2019.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

JAMES MICHAEL STEWART

Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country (2 Counts)

Stewart, 42, of Muskogee, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a female while patronizing a tavern in Muskogee County.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

JEANNIE RENE WELCH

Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

Welch, 35, of Oklahoma City, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute while traveling through the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is the primary investigative agency.

 

RICHARD LLOYD JACK, JR.
KENDALL WHITLOW
ALEXANDER HARRISON

Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury In Indian Country

Mounds residents Jack, 57, Whitlow, 23, and Harrison, 23, are charged with the stabbing of one of Mr. Jack’s family members.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

JOHN EDWARD CHASE

Felon In Possession Of Firearm & Ammunition (2 Counts)

Chase, 61, of Muskogee, is charged with two counts of unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition as a prior convicted felon.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

MARCUS ALLEN HETHERINGTON

Felony Child Abuse In Indian Country
Child Neglect In Indian Country

Hetherington, 37, of Okmulgee County, is charged with willfully throwing a minor child to the ground and failing to seek medical attention for the injuries sustained by the child.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

JAMES MICHAEL STEWART

Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country (2 Counts)
Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country

In this superseding indictment, Stewart, 42, of Muskogee, is additionally charged with one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a female, in a Muskogee County hotel.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

STANLEY WAYNE ZACKERY, JR.

Assault Resulting In Substantial Bodily Injury To Spouse, Intimate Partner, Or Dating Partner In Indian Country
Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury In Indian Country

Zackery, 38, of Weleetka, is charged with assaulting his female partner by beating her, resulting in substantial bodily injury.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

DAMAREA WAYNE BELL

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

Bell, 20, of Muskogee, is charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm as a prior convicted felon.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the primary investigative agency.

 

KENDALL LEN BURGESS
POLLY ANNE SANDERS

Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country
Abusive Sexual Contact In Indian Country
Assault With A Dangerous Weapon With Intent To Do Bodily Harm In Indian Country
Assault By Striking, Beating, Or Wounding In Indian Country (Misdemeanor)

Burgess, 21, of Henryetta, and Sanders, 36, of Tulsa, are charged with evading law enforcement apprehension in relation to alleged crimes committed by Burgess involving the sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 years old. Sanders is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country only.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

EDMOND CARL WARRINGTON

Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country (3 Counts)
Sexual Abuse In Indian Country (3 Counts)

Warrington, 71, of Okemah, is charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse involving a mentally-handicapped minor female.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

KEVIN MARVELL JACKSON

Murder In Indian Country
Murder In Indian Country In Perpetration Of Robbery
Robbery In Indian Country (2 Counts)
Use, Carry, Brandish, And Discharge Of Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence

Jackson, 19, of Muskogee, is charged with the robbing and shooting murder of Bradley Dillon, on October 18, 2020.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

CONRAD EDWARD NEDD

Hobbs Act Robbery
Robbery In Indian Country

Nedd, 36, of Broken Arrow, is charged with robbing an EZ Mart convenience store located in Broken Arrow on May 29, 2020.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

DUSTIN KYLE MARRIS

Assault With Intent To Commit Murder In Indian Country
Assault With A Dangerous Weapon With Intent To Do Bodily Harm In Indian Country
Use, Carry, Brandish And Discharge Of Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence
Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine
Felon In Possession Of Firearm

Marris, 39, of Okmulgee County, a prior-convicted felon, is charged with discharging a fireman towards a law enforcement officer in attempts to evade apprehension while in possession of methamphetamine.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

NACOLE RYAN BAIN
a/k/a NACOLE RYAN SPEARS

Murder In Indian Country
Use, Carry, Brandish And Discharge Of Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence

Bain, 39, of Schulter, is charged with the premeditated shooting murder of Addison Waddell, on June 24, 2018.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

MARVIN LEE BURLESON

Felon In Possession Of Firearm
Possession Of Firearm By Prohibited Person
False Statement During Purchase Of A Firearm
Aggravated Identity Theft During Purchase Of A Firearm (3 Counts)

Burleson, 49, a prior convicted felon of Welling, is charged with using a false statement and committing identity theft on multiple occasions to illegally acquire firearms.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the primary investigative agency. 

 

TRENTON ROSS

Robbery In Indian Country
Use, Carry, And Brandishing Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence

Ross, 19, of Okmulgee, is charged with robbing two separate victims of jewelry and a firearm at gunpoint.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the primary investigative agency.  

 

JIMMY RAY MENDENHALL, JR.

Transportation Of Certain Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor
Possession Of Certain Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor (2 Counts)

Mendenhall, 42, of Warner, is charged with willfully transporting and possessing multitudes of images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency. 

 

WESLEY ALLAN HAHN

Assault With Dangerous Weapon With Intent To Commit Bodily Harm In Indian Country
Maiming In Indian Country

Hahn, 37, of Broken Arrow, is charged with repeatedly striking a female victim and dousing her with a caustic substance.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency. 

 

RONALD WESLEE SPEARS

Assault With Intent To Commit Murder In Indian Country

Spears, 58, of Okmulgee, is charged with the shooting of a male victim during an altercation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

DERRICK LERON JORDAN

Assault With Dangerous Weapon With Intent To Commit Bodily Harm In Indian Country
Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury In Indian Country

Jordan, 50, of Okmulgee County, is charged with using a dangerous weapon in an assault on an a fellow male Indian inmate at the Okmulgee County Jail.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency. 

 

RACHEL JEAN STEVENS
KAYLA ANN JONES

Child Abuse In Indian Country
Child Neglect In Indian Country

Muskogee residents Stevens, 33, and Jones, 30, are both charged with beating and causing harm to a child under the age of 18, and ultimately failing to provide as appropriate caretakers for the well-being of the child.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

 

JOSHUA LEE PURDOM

Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country (2 Counts)
Kidnapping In Indian Country
Use, Carry, And Brandish Of Firearm During And In Relation To A Crime Of Violence

Purdom, 41, of Hughes County, is charged with raping and kidnapping a former partner of an intimate nature at gunpoint.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative agency.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Identity Theft
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated January 14, 2021