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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Federal Grand Jury B Indictments Announced- July 2022

United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the July 2022 Federal Grand Jury B.

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

John David Boman. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Boman, 36, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Rossi .357 caliber revolver and four rounds of ammunition. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Marshals Service are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Rubens is prosecuting the case.  22-CR-219

Martin Andrew Breshears. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country; Arson in Indian Country; First Degree Burglary in Indian Country; Use of Fire or Explosive to Commit a Felony. On June 27, 2022, Breshears, 24, of Tulsa, allegedly assaulted a male victim with intent to do bodily harm. On June 28, 2022, he is further alleged to have broken into the same victim’s residence, assaulted him with a sharpened lead pipe, doused the victim with lighter fluid, attempted to set the victim on fire, and endangered lives when he set the victim’s residence on fire. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leah Paisner and Robert T. Raley are prosecuting the case. 22-CR-223

Matthew Gabriel Cowan. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. Cowan, 41, of Broken Arrow, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Sig Sauer 9 mm caliber semi-automatic pistol and 98 rounds of ammunition. He is further charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Finally, he is charged with carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. The Tulsa Police Department is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Rubens is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-224

Tyler James Lewis. Corruptly Tampering with Evidence (Counts 1-4). Between July 3, 2022, and July 4, 2022, Lewis, 23, of Cleveland, allegedly tampered with evidence in an attempt to impair an investigation into the shooting of Tyler Lane Kirk, who died as a result of a gunshot wound. Lewis allegedly tampered with the victim’s body, a blue shirt, a cell phone, and a black GMC Denali pickup truck. The FBI and Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Brasher is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-220

Jesse Ray Matlock. Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force in Indian Country (Count 1); Assault of a Spouse by Strangling and Attempting to Strangle in Indian Country (Counts 2,5,7); Tampering with a Witness by Using and Threatening Physical Force (Count 3); Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (Count 4); Stalking (Count 6); Kidnapping in Indian Country (Count 8); Tampering with Evidence by Corrupt Persuasion (Count 9) (second superseding). On February 24, 2022, Matlock, 31, of Eucha, allegedly sexually assaulted and strangled an intimate partner. He further carried a firearm during the crimes and threatened to harm and harmed the victim to prevent her from communicating with law enforcement officials. He is also charged with strangling the victim in May 2021. He is further charged with stalking the victim through electronic means from December 1, 2021, through Dec. 4, 2021. He is further charged with kidnapping and strangling his spouse between Dec. 13, 2021, and Dec. 14, 2021. Finally, Matlock is charged with persuading another individual to tamper with evidence to impair the law enforcement investigation and official proceedings related to his crimes. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven J. Briden is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-083

Donald Ray Shibley. Robbery in Indian Country (Counts 1, 4); Carjacking (Counts 2,5); Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony in Indian Country (Count 3); Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country (Count 6). Shibley, 43, of Tulsa, allegedly struck and beat the driver of a 2006 Jaguar sedan when he stole elderly man’s jewelry, firearms and car on June 20, 2022, at an apartment complex on Riverside Drive in Tulsa. He also allegedly stabbed a different driver in the neck with a pen when he attempted to steal the elderly woman’s 2014 Honda sedan on June 22, 2022, at a Tulsa gas station. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Tonkin is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-221

Joel Richard Smith; Amanda Irene Smith. Child Abuse in Indian Country (Counts 1,3); Child Neglect in Indian Country (Counts 2,4) (superseding). From Feb. 1, 2014, and continuing through April 5, 2019, Joel and Amanda Smith are alleged to have aided and abetted one another when they maliciously injured and tortured a child. During that time, they also failed to adequately provide for the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the child. The Smiths were arrested and charged after the child ran to a neighbor’s home for help. The child was severely malnourished, did not have basic hygiene needs met, and showed signs of physical abuse, including difficulty walking. Joel Smith, 47, of Salina, is charged in counts 1 and 2. Amanda Smith, 43, of Salina, is charged in counts 3 and 4. The FBI and Mayes County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Ihler is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-553

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Firearms Offenses
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Updated July 20, 2022