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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

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

This substantial group of indictments represents a wide range of federal offenses, including complex white collar, immigration, and large-scale drug trafficking crimes.  Several Project Safe Neighborhood cases involving violent crimes and firearms violations appear prominently also. “These indictments reflect the hard work of the dedicated federal prosecutors and support staff of the United States Attorney’s Office who are tirelessly committed to enforcing federal law and protecting the public whom they serve,” said United States Attorney Shores.

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.

Juan Luis AtaydePossession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.  Atayde, 24, of Stockton, California, is charged with possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine.  The Drug Enforcement Administration is the investigative agency.

Luis German Beltran-QuinteroReentry of Removed Alien.  Beltran-Quintero, 32, of Tulsa, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in June 2013 from Del Rio, Texas.  If convicted, he faces a 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 investigative agencies.

Justin Lee BoyerSexual Exploitation of a Child; Enticement of a Minor; Receipt of Child Pornography; Possession of Child Pornography.  Boyer, 31, of Sapulpa, is charged with exploiting and enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing graphic image files and video files, and receiving sexually explicit images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct from the internet by computer and cellular telephone. 

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Sexual Exploitation of a Child charge; a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Enticement of a Minor charge; a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Receipt of Child Pornography charge; and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Possession of Child Pornography charge.  In addition, he would forfeit any visual depictions produced or received and any real or personal property used to commit the crimes.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Creek County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

Tracy Allen CrawfordObstruct, Delay, and Affect Commerce by Robbery; Carry, Use, and Brandish a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Crawford, 32, of Tulsa, is charged with robbing Burger King, No. 1 Kitchen, Family Dollar, and Cash America Pawn by waving a handgun as a means of threatened force, violence, and fear of injury, after a prior felony conviction.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Obstruct, Delay, and Affect Commerce by Robbery charges; a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Carry, Use, and Brandish a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence charges; and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Felon in Possession of a Firearm charges.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Logan Philip DavisFelon in Possession of Firearm.  Davis, 29, of Claremore, is charged with possessing a firearm after prior felony convictions.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Larry O. Douglas, Jr.  Tampering With a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Physical Force and Threats of Physical Force; Tampering With a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Intimidation, Threats, and Corrupt Persuasion, and Misleading Conduct.  Douglas, 44, address unknown, is charged with physically beating a victim, and for providing the victim with support, affection and material goods in order to persuade against and prevent her from communicating to law enforcement of his commission of a Federal offense.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Tampering With a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Physical Force and Threats of Physical Force charge, and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Tampering With a Witness, Victim, and Informant by Intimidation, Threats, and Corrupt Persuasion, and Misleading Conduct charge.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Thadeus Michael HornFelon in Possession of Firearms.  Horn, 37, of Pawhuska, is charged with possessing firearms after prior felony convictions.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Osage County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

Tyrone LeeObstruct, Delay, and Affect Commerce by Robbery; Use and Discharge of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Possession of an Unregistered Firearm; Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Lee, 36, of Tulsa, is charged with robbing Forest Acres Liquor Store, discharging a shotgun in relation to the robbery, and possessing a firearm after prior felony convictions.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Obstruct, Delay, and Affect Commerce by Robbery charge; a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Use and Discharge of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence charge; a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Possession of an Unregistered Firearm charge; and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,00 fine for the Felon in Possession of a Firearm charge. In addition, he would forfeit the firearm and ammunition involved in the offense. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Jerry Lee ManusPossession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute.  Manus, 43, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.  The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tulsa Police Department, the Texas State Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are the investigative agencies.

Elijah Kai MarlerPossession of Cocaine With the Intent to Distribute; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. Marler, 23, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine, possessing a pistol in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessing a firearm after prior felony convictions.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for the Possession of Cocaine With the Intent to Distribute charge; a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,00 fine for the Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime charge; and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition charge.  In addition, he would forfeit the firearm and ammunition involved in the offense.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Gerardo Regalado-Cuevas. Reentry of Removed Alien.  Regalado-Cuevas, 52, of Tulsa, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in November 1997 from Laredo, Texas.  If convicted, he faces a 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 investigative agencies.

Harvey Joseph Stephens, JrBank Fraud; Tax Evasion. Stephens, 48, address unknown, is charged with obtaining approximately $67,000 by defrauding Arvest Bank, Task Force Staffing, LLC, and Sagebrush Pipeline by creating fictitious employees, forging endorsements and cashing 78 checks.  He is also charged with failing to file income tax returns that would have reported the stolen funds and failing to pay income taxes of $6,000 for 2012 and $19,000 for 2013.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for the Bank Fraud charge, and a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $100,000 fine for the Tax Evasion charges.  In addition, he would forfeit any property derived from proceeds obtained as a result of the bank fraud offense.  The Internal Revenue Service/Criminal Investigation and the United States Secret Service are the investigative agencies.

Curtis Dewayne Townsend.  Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. Townsend, 50, of Okmulgee, is charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition after prior felony convictions. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Texas State Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are the investigative agencies.

Rosendo Valdovinos-Garcia, Ady Yesinia Oscal, Jennifer Barraza-Garcia.  Drug Conspiracy. Valdovinos-Garcia, 28, of Bakersfield, California, Oscal, 27, of Los Angeles, California, and Barraza-Garcia, 26, of Norte Costa Rica, are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine.  The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Texas State Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are the investigative agencies.

Kong Meng Vang.  Drug Conspiracy; Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Vang, 34, of Tulsa, is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine.  In addition, he would forfeit any property derived from proceeds obtained as a result of the conspiracy. The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Erick ViverosAlien Unlawfully in the United States in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition.  Viveros, 36, of Tulsa, an alien illegally in the United States, is charged with possessing firearms and ammunition. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

Contact: 
Anna Montgomery 918-382-2700
Updated April 10, 2018