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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Federal Grand Jury A Indictments Announced- January 2022

United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the January 2022 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.

Earl Dean Baker III. Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force and Threat in Indian Country; Sexual Abuse by Threat and Fear in Indian Country. Baker III, 33, of Tulsa, allegedly threatened and raped a victim on Nov. 3, 2021. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Childress is prosecuting the case.

Andrew Michael Crowels, Katie Dawn Keck. Carjacking; Robbery in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Kidnapping in Indian Country; Robbery in Indian Country; Kidnapping in Indian Country. Crowels, 36, of Tulsa, and Keck, 32, of Pryor, allegedly took a vehicle from the owner by force and intimidation on Dec. 14, 2021. Crowels allegedly brandished a firearm during the carjacking. Crowels and Keck, aided and abetted by others, also allegedly kidnapped the victim and stole currency, debit cards, credit cards, the victim’s Ford Focus, and a cell phone during the incident. After being unable to use the victim’s debit card, the defendants forcibly took the victim to his place of employment and stole money from the safe. The Tulsa Police Department is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Buscemi is prosecuting the case.

Coti D’Shayne Davis. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Davis, 30, of Tulsa, is charged with failing to register and update his registration as a sex offender from Feb. 1, 2019, to July 31, 2021. The U.S. Marshals Service is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Valeria Luster is prosecuting the case.

Dhylian Whalin Rhain Gonzalis. Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling, Suffocating, and Attempting to Strangle and Suffocate in Indian Country; Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate/Dating Partner in Indian Country; Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling, Suffocating, and Attempting to Strangle and Suffocate in Indian Country; Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to an Intimate/Dating Partner in Indian Country. Gonzalis is charged with two counts of strangling his dating partner on Aug. 28, 2020. He further charged with two counts of striking the victim, causing serious bodily injury. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Buscemi is prosecuting the case.

Christian James Harrison. First Degree Murder in Indian Country; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Harrison, 19, of Tulsa, is charged with shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy during an argument on Dec. 22, 2021. Harrison is also charged with assaulting and discharging a firearm at a second victim. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Kelly is prosecuting the case.

Michael Dylan Hedrick. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Hedrick, 28, of Tulsa, allegedly struck the victim with the intent of doing bodily harm on Nov. 28, 2021. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard M. Cella is prosecuting the case.

Randy Thomas Lynch; Haley Ashton Spry. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Drug Conspiracy; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises; Receipt of a Firearm While Under Indictment for a Felony (superseding indictment).  Lynch, 34, of Tulsa, is charged in count 1 with being a felon in possession of a Mossberg 12-guage caliber pump-action shotgun; a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol; a Taurus .38 Special caliber revolver; a Remington Union Metallic Cartridge Company .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol; a Kimber .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol; a Winchester 20-gauge caliber pump-action shotgun; a Hawk Industries Co. Ltd 12-gauge caliber pump-action shotgun, and 57 rounds of assorted ammunition. Lynch is charged in Count 2 with conspiring with others to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. He is further charged with knowingly possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Both Lynch and Spry, 24, of Tulsa, are charged with aiding and abetting each other when maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing methamphetamine. Finally, Spry is charged with receiving a Glock .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol while under indictment for a felony. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Nasar is prosecuting the case.

Geary Wayne Stotesbury. Carjacking; Kidnapping in Indian Country; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Theft of over $1,000 in Indian Country; Tampering with a Witness and Victim by Using and Threatening Physical Force. Stotesbury, 40, of Pryor, used violence and intimidation to take a vehicle from a victim on Nov. 17, 2021, after he kidnapped the victim. He is also charged with cutting and stabbing the victim during the carjacking. Stotesbury is also charged with theft of property worth over $1,000 in value, which included cash, a cell phone and the victim’s vehicle. Finally, Stotesbury is charged with threatening to kill the victim and hitting and cutting the victim to prevent her from reporting the crime to authorities. The FBI and Mayes County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gina Gilmore is prosecuting the case.

Jeffrey David Sutton. Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Sutton, 53, of Mounds, is charged with shooting a victim with intent to commit murder on Dec. 2, 2021. He is further charged with carrying and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. The FBI, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Briden is prosecuting the case.

Amanda Nicole West. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. West, 33, of Bartlesville, allegedly brandished a knife and threatened to stab and kill the victim. The FBI and Bartlesville Police department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle McWaters is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated January 5, 2022