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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

United States Attorney R. Trent Shores announced today the results of the February 2018 Federal Grand Jury.

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.

Jeremy Batey.  Attempted Enticement of a Minor. Batey, 43, of Tahlequah, is charged with using a cell phone to attempt to persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity.  If convicted, he faces the maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Donald Loyd Birdsong.  Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography. Birdsong, 39, of Eucha, is charged with enticing and coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, and possessing graphic image files and video files of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  If convicted, he faces a statutory mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison or the maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the sexual exploitation of a child charge, and a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the possession of child pornography charge.  The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Tulsa Police Department, and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office are the investigating agencies.

Jackey Blevins.  Embezzlement and Concealment of Government Property.  Blevins, 54, of Broken Arrow, is charged with intentionally embezzling over $40,000 in Social Security income.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  In addition, he would forfeit any property derived from proceeds traceable to the offense.  The Social Security Administration is the investigating agency.

Rolonda Gail Blevins.  Embezzlement and Concealment of Government Property.  Blevins, 49, of Broken Arrow, is charged with intentionally embezzling over $17,000 in Social Security income.  If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  In addition, she would forfeit any property derived from proceeds traceable to the offense.  The Social Security Administration is the investigating agency.

Lonnell Deon Fortenberry.  Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.  Fortenberry, 53, of Broken Arrow, is charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition after prior felony convictions.  If convicted, he faces the statutory mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison or a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.  In addition, he would forfeit any firearms and ammunition involved in the offense.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Tulsa Police Department, and the Broken Arrow Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Trevor Daniel Larochelle.  Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition.  Larochelle, 31, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, is charged with possessing firearms and ammunition after prior felony convictions.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office, and the Choteau Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Lucas Monroe Lawson.  Felon in Possession of Firearm.  Lawson, 37, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a firearm after prior felony convictions.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife are the investigating agencies.

Kevin Dewayne Leffler.  Felon in Possession of Firearm; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; Possession of a Firearm With an Obliterated Serial Number; Possession of a Stolen Firearm; and Felon in Possession of an Unregistered Firearm.  Leffler, 38, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing an unregistered stolen firearm with an altered and obliterated serial number after prior felony convictions, while possessing and intending to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted, he faces the statutory mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison or a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine for the felon in possession of firearm charge; a statutory mandatory minimum penalty of ten years in prison or a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charge; a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine charge; a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number charge; a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the possession of a stolen firearm and felon in possession of an unregistered firearm charges.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Anthony Steven Price.  Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.  Price, 24, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition after prior felony convictions.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bartlesville Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Gabriel Ascencion Ramos-Venegas.  Reentry of Removed Alien.  Ramos-Venegas, 28, of Glenpool, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in December 2013 from San Ysidro, California.  If convicted, he faces the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

Billy Vance Reed.  Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute.  Reed, 47, of Dewey, is charged with knowingly and intentionally possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.  The Bartlesville Police Department and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are the investigating agencies.

Elias Rodriguez-Cabrera.  Reentry of Removed Alien.  Rodriguez-Cabrera, 39, of Tulsa, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in July 2003 from Otay Mesa, California.  If convicted, he faces the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

Erik Sanchez-Olguin.  Reentry of Removed Alien.  Sanchez-Olguin, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in May 2011 from Del Rio, Texas.  If convicted, he faces the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Byron Thomas Tinsley.  Embezzlement and Concealment of Government Property.  Tinsley, 56, of Barnsdall, is charged with intentionally embezzling over $19,000 in Social Security income.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  In addition, he would forfeit any property derived from proceeds traceable to the offense.  The Social Security Administration is the investigating agency.

Updated February 9, 2018