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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 15, 2021

Federal Grand Jury B Indictments Announced- October

Acting United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the October 2021 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.

Osakwe Bandele; Marvin Leon Bowie Jr; Larry Hutton. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition (Counts 1,3) Felon in possession of ammunition. Bandele, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Glock .357 caliber pistol and ammunition. Bowie Jr., 40, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition. Finally, Hutton, 47, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Beretta .40 caliber pistol and ammunition. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan E. Michel is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-466

Garrett Gene Barlow. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Barlow, 29, of Claremore, is charged with assaulting another individual with a knife on Sept. 22, 2021, in Tulsa. The defendant is alleged to have unsheathed his knife, held it to the victim’s neck in a show of force, threatened the victim, cut the victim’s arm, then punched the victim. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex M. Scott is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-467

Tyler Gene Coddington. Kidnapping in Indian Country (Count 1); Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country (Counts 2, 4); Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling and Suffocating in Indian Country (Count 3); Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (Count 4); Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Count 5).  Coddington, 27, of Tulsa, allegedly threatened the victim with a taser and kidnapped her on Dec. 26, 2019. He took the victim to a remote location where he tased and strangled the victim. Then on Feb 16, 2020, the defendant pointed a loaded firearm at the victim. Coddington is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a 2017 domestic violence conviction. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven J. Briden is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-460

William Colby Cox. Felon in Possession of Firearms; Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premise (superseding). Cox, 37, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a FEG 9mm pistol, a Rohm GMBH .25 caliber pistol; an Intratec 9mm pistol; a Rohm GMBH .22 caliber revolver; a Lorcin .380 caliber pistol; a Taurus Inc. .22 caliber pistol, and more than 85 rounds of ammunition. Cox, an alleged member of the Irish Mob, is also charged with knowingly possessing with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. He is further charged with knowingly possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He is also charged with possessing firearms to further his drug trafficking crimes and with maintaining a Tulsa residence for the purpose of distributing fentanyl and methamphetamine. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and Tulsa Country Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Nasar is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-356

Richard Allen Fisher. Receiving, Possessing, and Concealing a Vehicle in Indian Country. Fisher, 37, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing and concealing a stolen vehicle on Sept. 27, 2021. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam C. Bailey is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-461

Isaac Ryan Foreman. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Foreman, 20, of Twin Oaks, is charged with stabbing another individual in the neck on Sept. 17, 2021. The FBI and Delaware Country Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam C. Bailey is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-462

Corbin Gaylin Doyle Hairgrove. Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Carrying Firearms During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. Hairgrove, 25, of Sapulpa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Taurus 9 mm caliber pistol, a Rossi .38 caliber revolver and 18 rounds of associated ammunition. He is further charged with knowingly possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and with carrying firearms during and in relation to his drug trafficking crimes. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bartlesville Police Department are conducting the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron M. Jolly is prosecuting the case.n21-CR-463

Earnest Clay Johnson Jr. Robbery in Indian Country; Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling and Attempting to Strangle in Indian Country; Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding (Misdemeanor). Johnson Jr., 31, of Tulsa, took the victim’s car keys, car, social security card and identification card on July 21, 2020, after he allegedly beat and strangled the victim. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon A. Skates is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-464

Jeremy Aaron Mills. Possession of Child Pornography; Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography. Mills, 27, of Claremore, is charged with possessing child sexual abuse material depicting minors under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit conduct on Oct. 1, 2021. He is further charged with knowingly receiving and distributing child sexual abuse material depicting minors under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit conduct from June 6, 2021, to Oct. 1, 2021. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah Paisner is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-468

Jorden Michael Roberts. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender; First Degree Burglary in Indian Country (superseding). Roberts, 35, of Tulsa, is charged with failing to register as a sex offender from Oct. 30, 2020, to Jan. 31, 2021. He is further charged with breaking into a residence that was occupied at the time by kicking the door open and breaking the chain on the door. The U.S. Marshals Service and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor A.S. Régal is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-265

Shawn Alexander Simpson. Sexual Abuse of an Incapable Victim in Indian Country; First Degree Burglary in Indian Country; Abusive Sexual Contact with an Incapable Victim in Indian Country. On July 18, 2021, Simpson, 51, of Tulsa, allegedly broke into a residence and sexually abused a victim he knew was incapable of giving consent. The Tulsa Police Department and FBI are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Valeria Luster is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-469

Aleta Necole Thomas; Pepper Jones; Katrina West. False Statement to a Financial Institution; (Counts 1-5); False Statement (Counts 6-15); Aggravated Identity Theft (Counts 16, 17) (2nd superseding). In total, Thomas, 42, Jones, 42, and West, 38, all of Tulsa, together and separately, are alleged to have fraudulently applied for and received nearly $800,000 worth of Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans administered by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Some of the false businesses the defendants allegedly used to apply for the loans included the Lead Us Kids Home Daycare, Coming Correction Community Ministries, Coming Correct Community Ministries II, and Lead Us Kids Daycare II. The Office of Inspector General Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; U.S. Department of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-239

William Ray Turner. Wire Fraud (Counts 1-27); Aggravated Identity Theft (Counts 28-37). Turner, 30, of Tulsa, was a car dealership sales associate who allegedly devised and carried out a scheme where he used stolen identities to purchase vehicles and sometimes sold the vehicles to other individuals for cash. In total, Turner was responsible for more than $1 million in fraudulent vehicle sales.

From March 2019 to the date of this indictment, Turner was employed as a sales associate at a car dealership in Bartlesville. Turner sold cars, assisted customers in obtaining financing for the purchase of vehicles, and received commission payments for his sales. As part of his scheme, starting in May 2020, Turner acquired various means of identification belonging to individuals living throughout the United States. The defendant allegedly used the stolen means of identification to purchase vehicles from the dealership in the victims’ names. The vehicles would then leave the dealership’s lot. On at least one occasion, after Turner processed a fraudulent car sale, he transferred the vehicle to another individual, who paid the defendant via CashApp.

In the indictment, Turner is charged with 27 counts of wire fraud after causing wire communications related to the fraudulent loan applications and 10 counts of aggravated identity theft for fraudulently using others’ identities when applying for the loans. The U.S. Secret Service and Bartlesville Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard M. Cella is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-470

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated October 15, 2021