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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 6, 2015

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

TULSA, Okla. — The results of the February 2015 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.

Gustavo Ambriz-Vargas. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Gustavo Ambriz-Vargas, 35, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in March 2014 near Calexico, 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.

Jose Ambriz-Vargas. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Jose Ambriz-Vargas, 28, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in March 2011 near Del Rio, 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.

Kathleen Suzanne Chance. Theft of Government Property. Chance, 38, of Tulsa, is charged with stealing more than $1,000 in Social Security from March 2010 to December 2013. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Social Security Administration-Office of Inspector General is the investigating agency.

Winston Avery Covington. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Covington, 32, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a 9mm caliber 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 and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Douglas Nick Dooley. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Dooley, 45, of Afton, Oklahoma, is charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. In addition, Dooley is charged with possessing a .22 caliber revolver after prior felony convictions. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine is 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty for a felon in possession of a firearm is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Upon conviction, the defendant faces forfeiture of the firearm. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the investigating agency.

Jamaal Everett Gardenhire. Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. Gardenhire, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a .357 Magnum caliber revolver and ammunition after prior felony convictions. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Upon conviction, the defendant faces forfeiture of the firearm and ammunition. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the investigating agency.

Aide Hernandez-Saenz. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Hernandez-Saenz, 41, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in September 2009 near Del Rio, 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.

Aldo Linares-Torres. Alien Illegally in the United States in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition and Unlawful User of Controlled Substance in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Linares-Torres, 34, is charged with possessing a .38 Special caliber revolver and ammunition while being unlawfully in the United States. In addition, the defendant is charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance. If convicted, the charges carry the statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Upon conviction, the defendant faces forfeiture of the firearm and ammunition.  United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

Armondo Nunes-Flores. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Nunes-Flores, 40, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in February 2009 near Del Rio, 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.

Christopher M. Rohrbach. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Rohrbach, 33, of Watts, Oklahoma, is charged with failing to register as a sex offender as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after a 2007 conviction. If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty would be 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Marshals Service is the investigative agency.

Felipe Romero-Ramirez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Romero-Ramirez, 43, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in July 2003 near Laredo, 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.

Kristina Renea Smith. Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country and Assault in Indian Country by Striking, Beating, and Wounding. Smith, 26, of Salisaw, Oklahoma, a non-Indian, is charged with assaulting an Indian woman resulting in serious bodily injury on November 15, 2014 at the Hard Rock Casino. In addition, the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor for assaulting another Indian woman during the same incident. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty for assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian Country is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. If convicted of the misdemeanor, the statutory maximum penalty is one year and a $100,000 fine. The FBI and the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service are the investigating agencies.

Sabrina Nicole Stubbs. Theft from Indian Lands in Excess of $1,000. Stubbs, 29, of Jenks, Oklahoma, a non-Indian, is charged with stealing over $1,000 worth of personal property belonging to an Indian man. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The FBI and the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service are the investigating agencies.

Timothy Jason Sumner. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Sumner, 30, of Joplin, Missouri, is charged with failing to register as a sex offender as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after a prior sex offense conviction. If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty would be 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Marshals Service is the investigative agency.

Keenan Dancell Verner. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Verner, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, the statutory minimum penalty is five years in prison and the maximum penalty is 40 years and a $5,000,000 fine. The Tulsa Police Department is the investigating agency.

Juan Villalobos-Jimenez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Villalobos-Jimenez, 21, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in February 2013 near Del Rio, 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.

Updated July 14, 2015