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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

TULSA, Okla.— The results of the June 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.

Ryan Matthew Beck. Illegal Making of Destructive Devices and Possession of Unregistered Destructive Devices. Beck, 28, of Bartlesville, is charged with one count of making five destructive devices and one count of possession of destructive devices which had not been registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. If convicted, Beck faces the statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Tulsa Police Department Bomb Squad, and Bartlesville Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Kevin Dewayne Burris. Failure to Surrender for Service of Sentence. Burris, 50, of Tulsa, is charged with failing to self-surrender at the designated federal correctional institute for service of his sentence following a conviction in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. If convicted, Burris faces a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Marshal Service are the investigating agencies.

Eric Daniel Cox. Theft of Mail. Cox, 36, of Tulsa, is charged with unlawfully removing a pill bottle and its contents from a package in the United States mails. If convicted, Cox faces the statutory maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. The U.S. Postal Service-Office of Inspector General is the investigating agency.              

Michael Joseph Gray. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Gray, 29, of Tulsa, is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted, Gray faces a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration is the investigating agency.                

Kasey Dale Jackson. Theft From Indian Country in Excess of $1,000. Jackson, 29, of Pryor, a non-Indian, is charged with stealing personal property in excess of $1,000 from an Indian. If convicted, Jackson faces the statutory maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Cherokee Nation Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation are the investigating agencies.                           

Kenyon James Miller. Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. Miller, 33, of Tulsa, is charged with distribution and possession of child pornography. If convicted, Miller faces the statutory minimum penalty of five years and maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the distribution of child pornography charge; and a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the possession of child pornography charge. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the investigating agency.

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Updated June 8, 2016