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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 6, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

TULSA, Okla.— The results of the May 2016 Federal Grand Jury were announced today by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

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 federal crimes which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Jose Samuel Garcia-Discua. Reentry of Removed Alien. Garcia-Discua, 40, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in May 2011 from Houston, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.       

Jeffrey Patterson Grass. Bank Theft and Possession of and Uttering a Forged Security. Grass, 40, of Locust Grove, is charged with stealing approximately $50,000 from Arvest Bank in August 2015. In addition, he is charged with two counts of possession of and uttering forged checks at People’s Bank. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation.

Isidro Herrera-Elvira. Reentry of Removed Alien. Herrera-Elvira, 49, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in February 1989 from San Ysidro, California. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

Henry Bruce Horn. Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Horn, 37, of Tulsa, is charged with possession of a 9mm caliber pistol after prior felony convictions. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Bixby Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigating agencies.

Terry Allen Kapple. Theft of Mail. Kapple, 59, of Tulsa, is charged with stealing mail including a greeting card and money contained in letters. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine or twice the pecuniary gain caused by the defendant’s acts. The U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General is the investigating agency.

Joel Adam Thomas. Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Thomas, 33, of Tulsa, is charged with possession of a .40 S&W caliber pistol after prior felony convictions. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the investigating agency.

Dustin Ernest Thompson. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.  Thompson, 35, of Tulsa, is charged with possession of a .38 caliber Derringer pistol and ammunition after prior felony convictions. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the investigating agency.

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Updated May 6, 2016