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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 24, 2016

June Grand Jury

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 20 indictments charging 21 defendants. Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

*          Cameron D. Ammons, age 23, of Omaha, is charged with bank robbery on or about March 4, 2.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Christopher W. Arneson,  age 42, of Fremont, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine beginning on or about August 1, 2015, and continuing to on or about March 11, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Arneson with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine on or about March 11, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life  imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Christopher Carrillo, age 29, of Phoenix, Arizona is charged with possession with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of a mixture containing marijuana on about about April 20, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Tomas Castro-Gutierrez, age 33, of Omaha, is charged in a four-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with illegal reentry into the United States after a felony conviction on or about May 27, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Castro-Gutierrez with false representation of a social security number on or about July 31, 2012.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.   Count III charges the defendant with false representation of U.S. Citizenship on or about July 31, 2012.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count IV of the Indictment charges the defendant that on or about July 31, 2012 that on or about July 31, 2012, Castro-Gutierrez used a State of Oklahoma Identification Card and Social Security card knowing said documents were not issued lawfully for the use of the defendant.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Diego Armando Chavez Garcia,  age 25, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States after a felony conviction on or about June 8, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Humberto Diaz Cruz, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States after an aggravated felony conviction on or about May 17, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Aurora Jean Goodman, age 22, of Winnebago, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with Assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm on or about May 5, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.   Count II of the Indictment charges Goodman with assault resulting in serious bodily harm on or about May 5, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

*          Andres Gutierrez a/k/a Edwin Castillo, age 33, of Omaha is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine beginning on or about February 23, 2016, and continuing to on or about April 7, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Counts II and III of the Indictment charge Gutierrez with distribution of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about March 2, 2016 and on or about April 7, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment for each count.

*          Renn Charles Helleberg,  age 29, of Grand Island, is charged with possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about April 8, 2016,  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Ramiro Holguin-Madrid,  age 34, of Grand Island, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States after a felony conviction on or about May 23, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Ricky Joseph Johnson, age 29, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about January 14, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Emilio Jose Llanes, Jr., age 31, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine on or about May 5, 2016.    The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges Llanes with possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime on or about May 5, 2016.    The maximum possible penalty if convicted is no less than 5 years to no more than life consecutive to the underlying count, a $250,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Jairo Martinez-Lopez, age 30, of Bladen, Nebraska, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States after deportation on or about May 24, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Fabian Mendoza Ibarra, age 36, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry into the United States after deportation on or about April 13, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Joseph D. Moniz, age 26, of Walthill, is charged with aggravated sexual abuse by force or threat in Indian Country.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Steven Morgan, age 63, of Eckley, Colorado is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine on or about April 8, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine, a 4 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Miguel Eduardo Sanchez, age 27, of Chula Vista, California, and Teara Lynne Voris,  age 37, of Carson City, Nevada, are charged with possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin on or about April 23, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Ozzie Scott, age 38, of Omaha, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender from on or about October 1, 2015 through on or about May 23, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a supervised release for life and a $100 special assessment. 

*          Michael M. Thomas,  age 28, of Winnebago, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with assault of a spouse, intimate partner, or dating partner by strangling, suffocating, or attempting to strangle or suffocate on or about May 10, 2016.    The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.   Count II of the Indictment charges Thomas with domestic assault by an habitual offender.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

*          Wyatt Thomas,  age 51, of Bloomfield, Nebraska, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant sexual abuse of a minor from on or about August, 2014 and continuing to on or about May, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, supervised release for life and a $100 special assessment.   Count II of the Indictment charges Thomas abusive sexual contact from on or about August, 2014 and continuing to on or about May, 2016. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

 

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Updated June 24, 2016