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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Federal Grand Jury A Indictments Announced-November 2022

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

Luis Antonia Barajas-Morales. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Barajas-Morales, 44, a Mexican national, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after having been removed on July 17, 2007, at or near San Luis, Arizona. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Buscemi is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-376

Jared Nathan Black. Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Black, 46, of Jenks, is charged with pointing a firearm at the victim’s head and pulling the trigger with intent to commit murder after the victim intervened in a domestic assault on Dec. 26, 2020. The gun malfunctioned and did not fire. Black is further charged with discharging the firearm during a crime of violence. In this superseding indictment, Black is also charged with assaulting the victim with a dangerous weapon with the intent to do bodily harm. The FBI and Jenks Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin G. Bish is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-9

Nathaniel Dale Burns; Ashley Elizabeth Burns. Drug Conspiracy; Manufacture of Methamphetamine; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition. Nathaniel Burns, 36, and Ashley Burns, 28, both of Tulsa, are charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and cocaine. The two are also charged with aiding and abetting each other on Oct. 21, 2022, to manufacture 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. They are further charged with aiding and abetting each other to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of  fentanyl. They are also charged with aiding and abetting each other to manufacture and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. The two are charged with aiding and abetting each other to knowingly use and maintain a residence for the purpose of storing, manufacturing, and distributing the drugs. They are charged with possessing firearms in furtherance of their drug trafficking crimes, and finally, Daniel Burns is charged with being a felon in possession of a Glock .45 caliber lever-action rifle; an FN 9 mm semiautomatic pistol; a Smith & Wesson .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol; a Sig Sauer 9 mm semiautomatic pistol; a PWS .223 caliber rifle; a CZ 9 mm semiautomatic pistol; a Radikal, 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun; an Anderson Manufacturing multi-caliber rifle; a DPMS .223/5.56 caliber rifle; a Glock 9X19 semiautomatic pistol; a Marlin, .270 Win rifle; a Canick 9X19 mm semiautomatic pistol; a Taurus 9 mm semiautomatic pistol; and a Sig Sauer 9 mm semiautomatic pistol. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Tonkin is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-378

Brian Keith DotySexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country; Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor in Indian Country; Incest in Indian Country. Doty, 30, of Dewey, is charged with engaging in and attempting to engage in sexual acts with a child between 12 and 16 years of age from Nov. 1, 2014, to Aug. 29, 2016. He is further charged with sexual contact against the same minor. Finally, he is charged with incest. The FBI and Bartlesville Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Elmore is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-374

Jacob William Fairchild. Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country(Counts 1-3); Coercion and Enticement of a Minor in Indian Country (Counts 4-5); Sexual Abuse of an Incapable Victim in Indian Country (Count 6); Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force in Indian Country (Count 7) (superseding). Fairchild, 33, of Claremore, is charged with sexually abusing three children between 12 and 16 years of age. He is further charged with coercing and enticing two of the victims to engage in sexual activity. He is also charged with sexually abusing one of the victims who was incapable of providing consent at the time and with sexually abusing the same victim using force. The FBI, Rogers County Sheriff’s Office and Mayes County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gina S. Gilmore is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-192

Christopher Scott RoyceFelon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition; Drug Conspiracy; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises; Possession of Child Pornography (2nd superseding). Royce, 43, 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; an 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. Royce was previously convicted of six felonies, including three crimes of violence. He is further charged aiding and abetting another individual with using and maintaining a place in Broken Arrow for the purpose of distributing an illicit drug. Finally, he is charged with possessing child sexual abuse material. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Broken Arrow Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Nasar is prosecuting the case. 22-CR-163

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Drug Trafficking
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Updated November 10, 2022