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

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Federal Grand Jury A Indictments Announced- June 2022

United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the June 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.

Joseph Scott Bennett. Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition; Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 12 Years of Age in Indian Country;  Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child Under 12 Years of Age.  Bennett, 36, of Ramona, was charged with being a felon in possession of an AJ Stevens Arms Company .410 shotgun and 65 rounds of ammunition. Bennett was previously convicted of lewd molestation in Washington County in 2006. Bennett is further charged with sexually abusing a child younger than 12 years old from Jan. 1, 2016, to July 15, 2019. The FBI and Bartlesville Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-174

James Arthur Berry. Assault of a Spouse by Strangling in Indian Country. Berry, 30, of Tulsa, is charged with assaulting the victim by strangling her on April 22, 2022. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam C. Bailey is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-159

Tye Dean Lewis Ross CodySecond Degree Murder in Indian Country; Involuntary Manslaughter in Indian Country (second superseding). Cody, 21, of Nowata, was allegedly speeding and unlawfully passed another vehicle. Cody’s vehicle struck one motorist’s vehicle as he attempted to pass it and then collided head-on with a second vehicle, killing Leonard Logan Ladd. The incident occurred on May 28, 2020, in Nowata County. The FBI and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon A. Skates is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-63

Colton John Durr. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Durr, 23, of Claremore, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Glock 9mm caliber pistol and eight rounds of ammunition. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Claremore Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam C. Bailey is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-171

Keith Charles Eisenberger. Cyberstalking; Threatening to Kidnap and Assault a Member of Congress; Threatening to Kidnap and Assault the Spouse of a Member of Congress. Eisenberger 39, of Bartlesville, is charged with cyberstalking U.S. Representative Kevin Hern from Nov. 27, 2018, to May 11, 2022. He is further charged with threatening to kidnap and assault Hern and his wife on May 11, 2022. Eisenberger was  initially charged by criminal complaint in May. The FBI and Bartlesville Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Nassar is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-175

Bradley Wayne Gillum. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Gillum, 27, of Locust Grove, is charged with stabbing the victim in the abdomen with a knife on May 5, 2022. The FBI, Mayes County Sheriff’s Office, and Locust Grove Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle M. McWaters is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-160

Elga Eugene Harper. Kidnapping in Indian Country; Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force and Threat in Indian Country; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country. On May 4, 2022, Harper, 40, of Tulsa, is alleged to have held an elderly woman against her will and physically and sexually assaulted her. The victim had previously hired Harper to help around her house. The victim suffered extensive injuries to her face, head, neck, arms, hands, legs and continues to receive treatment. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chantelle D. Dial is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-170

Kovon Daylan Hemphill. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. On Nov. 11, 2021, Hemphill, 30, of Tulsa, attempted to stab the victim, a Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office deputy, with a knife. The defendant allegedly resisted arrest, pulling out a pocket knife and attempting to stab the deputy. The FBI is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Brasher is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-176

Aubrey Tyrone Elliot Lewis. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Lewis is charged with being a felon in possession of an Intratec 9 mm Luger caliber semi-automatic pistol and 29 rounds of ammunition. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Bixby Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric O. Johnston is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-161

Stephen Boyd Mosby. 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. On May 17, 2022, Mosby, 52, of Claremore, allegedly assaulted the victim when he brandished and discharged his firearm in the victim’s presence. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Ihler is prosecuting the case.  22-cr-176

Forrest Sensei Mullin. Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling, and Attempting to Strangle in Indian Country. Mullin, 27, of Afton, is charged with strangling his intimate/dating partner on July 2, 2019. The FBI and Delaware County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon A. Skates is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-162

Shannon Don Onthehill. Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling, Suffocating, and Attempting to Strangle and Suffocate in Indian Country. Onthehill, 47, of Claremore, allegedly strangled a dating partner, causing her to lose consciousness, on Jan. 18, 2020. The FBI and Claremore Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan H. Heatherman is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-159

Soledad Perezchica, Christian PerezchicaAttempted Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises. Soledad Perezchica, 46, and Christian Perezchica, 26, both of Tulsa, allegedly aided and abetted each other to attempt to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine. They are further charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine and with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Finally, they are charged with using and maintaining a residence for the purpose of possessing with intent to distribute the two drugs.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-179

Christopher Scott Royce. Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition; Drug Conspiracy; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises. Royce, 42, of Broken Arrow, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Marlin, 30/30 caliber lever-action rifle; a Mauser bolt-action rifle; a Iver Johnson .22 caliber bolt-action rifle; a Ruger .22 caliber revolver; a Ruger .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol; a Taurus .22 caliber pistol and 22 rounds of ammunition. He is further charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl. Lastly, he is charged with maintaining a place in Broken Arrow for the purpose of distributing the drug. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Broken Arrow Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Nasar is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-163

Bryant Danilo Sosa. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Sosa, 23, of Tulsa, is charged with assaulting an intimate partner by stabbing her with a knife on May 22, 2022. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie A Childress is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-154

Misty Dawn Sparkman. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Sparkman, 38, of Tulsa, is charged with stabbing the male victim in the neck and chest with a knife on Feb. 16, 2022. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah Paisner is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-168

Johnny Lee Summers. Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force and Threat in Indian Country; Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling in Indian Country; Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country; Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor in Indian Country; Coercion and Enticement of a Minor in Indian Country; Witness Tampering by Threatening Physical Force. Summers allegedly sexually assaulted an intimate partner between February 2021 and January 2022. During that time,  he also strangled the victim. He is further alleged to have enticed and sexually abused a female minor between the ages of 12 and 16. Finally, in January 2022, Summers threatened to use physical force against his intimate partner in an effort to stop her from speaking with law enforcement about the child enticement allegation. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle M. McWaters is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-155

Garrin Michael Thompson. Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity; Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 12 Years of Age in Indian Country; Coercion and Enticement of a Minor (superseding). From March 4, 2022, to March 7, 2022, Thompson, 48, of Catoosa, is alleged to have taken a child from Oklahoma to Texas, where he sexually abused the child. He is also alleged to have sexually abused a second minor younger than 12 years of age from 2007 to 2009. Finally, he is charged with enticing a third minor victim to engage in sexual activity from 2000 to 2001. The FBI is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cheryl Baber and Edward Snow are prosecuting the case. 22-cr-118

Devan Miguel Velasco. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Child Neglect in Indian Country. Velasco, 24, of Tulsa, is charged with assaulting two victims by brandishing and pointing a firearm at them on May 13, 2022. He also allegedly endangered a young child by failing to provide appropriate supervision and failing to protect the child from exposure to his illegal acts. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Ihler is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-155

James Dean Wright. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Felon in Possession of Ammunition. Wright, 59, of Tulsa, allegedly discharged a firearm at the victim, a Tulsa Police Officer. Wright is also charged with being a felon in possession of 62 rounds of ammunition. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan E. Michel is prosecuting the case. 22-cr-167

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated June 9, 2022