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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 20, 2020

Two Individuals Indicted In July Federal Grand Jury

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the July 2020 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.”

 

BILLY RAY FLYNN, age 65, of Stilwell, Oklahoma
a/k/a Billy Ray Abbott

Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country
Incest

The Indictment alleges that from on or about January 31, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, BILLY RAY FLYNN a/k/a Billy Ray Abbott, an Indian, did knowingly cause J.F. to engage in a sexual act as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246, to wit, penetration, however slight, of the vulva of J.F. by the penis, by the use of force against J.F., in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 2241(a)(1) and 2246, punishable by not more than life imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.  

The Indictment further alleges that from on or about January 31, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, BILLY RAY FLYNN a/k/a Billy Ray Abbott, an Indian, did fornicate with J.F., a person within the degrees of consanguinity within which marriages are by the laws of Oklahoma declared incestuous and void, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153 and 13; Title 21, Oklahoma Statutes, Section 885, 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 Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Special Assistant United States Attorney Courtney Jordan

 

DARIN DAWAYNE TATE, age 42, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Ammunition

The Indictment alleges that on or about March 4, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma the defendant, DARIN DAWAYNE TATE, having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of such conviction, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign 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 charges arose from an investigation by the Idabel Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Heatherman

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Firearms Offenses
Updated July 21, 2020