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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Federal Grand Jury A Indictments Announced -April (Partial Results)

Grand Jury continues through Friday

 

Acting United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the partial results of the April 2021 Federal Grand Jury A. Grand jury continues through Friday.

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.

Neil Anthony Burch. Assault by Strangulation in Indian Country; Cyberstalking. Burch, 26, of Oolagah, is charged with assaulting an intimate partner by strangling and suffocating the victim on July 28, 2020. He is further charged with cyberstalking the victim from July 12, 2020, through July 28, 2020. The FBI and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

Benjamin Robert Cole Sr. First Degree Murder in Indian Country. Cole Sr., 57, is charged with murdering a Native American 9-month-old child on Dec. 20, 2002. He is currently housed in an Oklahoma Department of Corrections facility. The FBI and Claremore Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Douglas Lee Dixon. Second Degree Murder in Indian Country. Dixon, 28, of Tulsa, is charged with shooting and killing Stanley Watkins on Feb. 20, 2021. The FBI and Vinita Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Ryan Paul Franks. Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition (Counts 1 and 4); Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute (Count 2); Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime (Count 3). Franks, 34, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing 13 firearms: a Glock G.m.b.H. .40 caliber pistol, a Ruger .44 magnum caliver revolver, a Baikal, 9X19mm caliver pistol, a Fratelli Tanfoglio .380 auto caliber pistol, an Omega . 32 caliber pistol, an Israel Military Industries 9X19mm caliber pistol; a Lorcin, .380 caliber pistol, an Iver Johnson .22 caliber revolver, a Frontier Scout .22 caliber revolver, a Frontier Scout .22 caliber revolver, a charter Arms .22 caliber rifle, an Anderson .223 caliber rifle, a  Remington 12 gauge shotgun, and a Marlin .22 caliber rifle. He also possessed various rounds of ammunition. He is further charged with possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and with possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Jason Wayne Gaghins. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Maintaining a Drug - Involved Premises. Gaghins is charged with intentionally possessing with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. When agents and officers executed a search warrant on Gaghins’ residence, they allegedly discovered more than 20 kilos of methamphetamine. He is further charged with maintaining a drug involved premises. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements’ Homeland Security Investigations, the Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, and Oklahoma City Police Department are the investigative e agencies.

Josiah Gammill. First Degree Murder in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.  Gammill, 18, of Tulsa, is charged with shooting and killing Hunter Allen Majors on March 21, 2021. He is further charged with carrying and brandishing a firearm during the crime.  See the initial press release announcing charges by criminal complaint.The FBI, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Tulsa Police Department and Craig County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

Andrew Gibbs. Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country (Counts 1-3).  Gibbs, 63, of Sapulpa, allegedly sexually abused two children under 12 years of age. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Eugene Harris. Attempted Robbery in Indian Country. Harris, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with using force and violence to commit robbery outside a Quick Trip on Dec. 29, 2020. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are conducting the investigation.

Andrew Blake Hood. Second Degree Burglary in Indian Country. Hood, 24, of Bixby, is charged with breaking and entering into a residence with intent to steal property in the residence. The FBI and Bixby Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Jeremy Wayne Lewis. Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country; Coercion and Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity. From Feb. 1 through March 13, 2019, Lewis, 22, of Claremore, is alleged to have sexually abused a minor between 12 and 16 years of age. He is also charged with using his cell phone to entice the minor to engage in sexual activity. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Catoosa Police Department, and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are the investigative agencies.

Sonny Ray McCombs, Chekota Leetaft Whitetree. Robbery in Indian Country; Theft in Indian Country; Eluding Police Officers in Indian Country; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Indian Country; Using, Carrying, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. McCombs, 30, of Tulsa, and Whitetree, 25, in Okla DOC facility, are charged with aiding and abetting one another when violently forcing a victim out of her 2015 Nissan Sentra in a carjacking on Dec. 15, 2016.  The victim was drug approximately 20 feet while she tried to free herself from the vehicle when the defendants started driving away with her car. 

In this superseding indictment, McCombs and Whitetree are also charged with theft for shoplifting clothes, face masks and two BB guns valued at $519.10 at Academy Sports the same evening. Later, Tulsa Police officers located the stolen Nissan from the carjacking and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.  Whitetree allegedly sped away, leading officers on a high-speed chase. During the pursuit, McCombs and Whitetree allegedly aided and abetted one another, discharging a firearm at officers. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Daniel Edrick Miller. Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country (Counts 1 and 2); Assault of an Intimate Partner and Dating Partner by Strangling and Suffocating in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Miller, 34, of Tulsa, allegedly raped a female victim from Feb. 26, 2021, through Feb. 27, 2021 (Counts 1 and 2). He threatened the victim with a firearm. He is further charged with strangling the victim during that time period. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Williams Dwayne Myers. Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country; Assault of an Intimate Partner and Dating Partner by Strangling and Attempting to Strangle in Indian Country. Myers, 37, of Sapulpa, is charged with assaulting an intimate partner, by striking her with his head and hands and violently throwing the victim to the ground causing serious bodily injury on March 23, 2021. He is further charged with strangling the victim. The FBI, Sapulpa Police Department, and Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Michael Joseph Pointer. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Indian Country; Carjacking; Kidnapping in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.  Pointer, 42, of Sand Springs, is charged with kidnapping a former intimate partner using force and intimidation and driving her around Tulsa in her vehicle. At one point, the victim was able to break away from Pointer and run into a convenience store where she hid in a bathroom. A store employee called authorities. Tulsa Police officers responded to the call, located the vehicle and conducted a high-risk traffic stop. Officers allegedly located a 12-gauge shot gun and ammunition in the vehicle. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Terrance Dujuan ReedAssault of an Intimate Partner by Strangling, Suffocating, and Attempting to Strangle and Suffocate in Indian Country. Reed, 29, of Tulsa, is charged with strangling and suffocating an intimate partner on Feb. 16, 2020. See the initial press release announcing charges by criminal complaint. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Michael Joe Rice. First Degree Murder in Indian Country; Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country. Rice, 58, in Okla DOC facility, is charged with killing the victim, Ruth Rice, by beating her about the head and body on Aug. 4, 2011, in Welch. During the assault, he is also alleged to have raped the victim. The FBI, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Craig County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

Tosha Renee Walker, Robert Anthony Summers. Robbery in Indian Country (Counts 1 and 5); Kidnapping in Indian Country (Counts 2 and 6); Carjacking (Counts 3 and 7); Use or Carry a Firearm During a Crime of Violence (Counts 4 and 8).  On Aug. 2, 2020 Walker, 34, of Wagoner, allegedly aided and abetted others when robbing a victim using violence and intimidation (Count 1). She is further charged with aiding and abetting others to kidnap the victim (Count 2). Walker and Summers, 33, of Tulsa, are both charged with aiding and abetting each other to commit a carjacking (Count 3). The pair allegedly drove around with the victim in her vehicle. The victim was eventually able to get away from the defendants who drove off with her Kia Forte. The two allegedly carried a firearm during and in relation to the carjacking (Count 4).

In a separate incident, Walker is charged with aiding and abetting others to rob a victim using violence and intimidation on Dec. 25, 2020, taking items from the victim’s apartment (Count 5). The victim was restrained with duct tape during the incident. Walker is also charged aiding and abetting others to kidnap the victim (Count 6). She is further charged with aiding and abetting another to carjack the victim, leaving the scene with the victim’s Subaru Impreza (Count 7). Finally, Walker is charged with aiding and abetting another when she carried a firearm during and in relation to the carjacking (Count 8). The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Grand Jury continues through Friday
Updated April 8, 2021