TULSA, Okla. – United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the August 2023 Federal Grand Jury A.
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.
Andrew Michael Sneed. Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Andrew Michael Sneed, 27, is charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a minor after he allegedly traveled from Topeka, Kansas, to Catoosa, to engage in sex with an 11-year-old female. Catoosa Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Jolly is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-258
Dennis Ray Thompson. Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force in Indian Country; Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Threat in Indian Country; Failure to Register as a Sex Offender; and Commission of a Crime of Violence While Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. Dennis Ray Thompson, 64, a Choctaw Nation citizen, is charged with aggravated sexual abuse by force in Indian Country; aggravated sexual abuse by threat in Indian Country; failure to register as a sex offender; and commission of a crime of violence while failing to register as a sex offender after officers with the Tulsa Police Department caught him naked on top of the victim under a bridge in downtown Tulsa. Tulsa Police Department and FBI are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Briden is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-236
Dakota Dale Deckard. First Degree Burglary in Indian Country; Aggravated Identity Theft; Second Degree Burglary in Indian Country; Receipt of Stolen Property in Indian Country. Dakota Dale Deckard, 24, an Absentee-Shawnee citizen, is charged with first degree burglary in Indian Country; aggravated identity theft; four counts of second-degree burglary in Indian Country; and receipt of stolen property in Indian Country. Deckard allegedly broke into multiple locations, including a church, and stole property; was found in possession of a vehicle he knew to be stolen; and knowingly used identification and a debit card of another without their permission. The Sapulpa Police Department and FBI are the investigating agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas Buscemi and Michael Harder are prosecuting the case. 23-CR-254
Terrall Lamar Johnson. Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute. Terrall Lamar Johnson, 32, is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute after allegedly being found in possession of 5 kilograms of cocaine. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration are the investigating agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Bailey is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-257
Juventino Hernandez-Flores. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Juventino Hernandez-Flores, 32, a Mexican national, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after being arrested by the Tulsa Police Department on July 10, 2023, for Assault with a Deadly Weapon-Domestic, and Domestic A&B in the Presence of a Minor. He had been previously removed to Mexico on July 25, 2016, at San Ysidro, California, and was removed again to Mexico on August 02, 2022, at Laredo Columbia Bridge, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cheryl Baber is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-255
Miguel Betancourt-Baltazar. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Miguel Betancourt-Baltazar, 53, a Mexican national, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after being arrested by the Tulsa Police Department on unrelated charges. He had been previously removed on or about May 4, 2018, at or near Nogales, Arizona U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cheryl Baber is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-253
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma