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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wichita Man Indicted On Carjacking, Firearm and Drug Charges

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal grand jury today indicted a Wichita man on carjacking and federal firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Michael D. Stumbaugh, 39, Wichita, Kan., was charged with one count of carjacking, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of carjacking.

The carjacking is alleged to have occurred Jan. 28, when Wichita police reported a man pointed a handgun at a 70-year-old driver in the 8000 block of East Dresden and stole a 2011 Ford F-150.

The indictment alleges that when Stumbaugh was taken into custody on Feb. 7 he possessed methamphetamine and a gun.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Carjacking: Up to 15 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a carjacking and/or drug trafficking: Not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

The Wichita Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting. This case is being prosecuted under the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS
 

Ashley Ushamba, 33, Overland Park, Kan., Boniface Frank Nyamayaro, 51, Overland Park, Kan., and Zviravirwa Jehu Rubaba, 27, Dallas, Texas, are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud (count one) and mail fraud. In addition, Ushamba is charged with six counts (counts two through seven) of wire fraud, and six counts (counts eight through 13) of aggravated identity theft, two counts (counts 14 and 15) of theft of government funds and one count (count 16) of access device fraud. In addition, Nyamayaro is charged with six counts of aggravated identity theft (counts 8 through 13). The crimes are alleged to have occurred during 2012 through 2014 in Johnson County, Kan.

The indictment alleges the defendants conspired to steal the identities of their victims and to file fraudulent income tax returns using the victims’ identities. The indictment alleges the defendants unlawfully received tax refunds in the form of prepaid debit cards.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Count one: Up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Counts two through seven: Up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Counts eight through 13: Not less than two years, consecutive to other sentences on other counts.

Counts 14 and 15: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count 16: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Internal Revenue Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

Colby D. Elsasser, 26, Arlington, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon (count one), one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a user of a controlled substance (count two), one count of unlawful possession of a rifle with a sawed off barrel (count three) and one count of unlawful possession of a silencer (count four). The crimes are alleged to have occurred Nov. 4, 2018, in Rice County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces penalties of up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

Manuel Herrera-Sandoval, 33, who is a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Jan. 29, 2019, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

Suhail Rosales-Antelo, 42, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. She was found Feb. 8, 2019, in Ellsworth County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

Luis Conteras-Mata, 38, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Jan. 24, 2019, in Rawlins County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

         

Francisco Rojas-Huerta, 27, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Jan. 26, 2019, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

 

Jaime Alberto Pineda-Ortega, 38, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Feb. 14, 2019, in Ellsworth County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

 

Brian L. Mitchell, 39, Wichita, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 23, 2019, in Wichita, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan McCarty is prosecuting.

 

Bryan Dias, 19, and Brandon Garcia, 22, and Terrance Wills, 22, are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 15, 2019, in Shawnee County.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Hunting is prosecuting.

Wilbur E. Kirkhart, II, 42, Wichita, Kan., is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (counts one and two), one count of unlawful possession of ammunition by a convicted felon (count three), one count of distributing a controlled substance (count four), and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (count five). The crimes are alleged to have occurred April 20, 2016, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Counts one and two: Up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Count three: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Court four: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count five: Up to five years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

 

Mark D. Mullins, 34, Wichita, Kan., and Camela A. Blanchard, 35, Wichita, Kan., are charged with one count of making counterfeit bills and two counts of passing counterfeit bills. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in December 2017 and January 2018 in Wichita, Kan.

If convicted, they face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Secret Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

Jaasiel Varela-Aniles, 29, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Jan. 15, 2019, in Seward County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan McCarty is prosecuting.

Teodoro Adame-Ramirez, 42, who is not a citizen of the United States., is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Feb. 17, 2019, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan McCarty is prosecuting.

 

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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Updated February 27, 2019