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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sentencings for October 9 - October 16, 2014

Naomi Oakley-Bonner, 36 of Douglas, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 16, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Oakley-Bonner was arrested in Douglas, Wyoming. She received 21 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Tyrone Carey, 38, of Douglas, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 15, 2014, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Carey was arrested in Douglas, Wyoming. He received 51 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Nicolas Counts, 28, of Bar Nunn, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 15, 2014, for aiding and abetting mail fraud. He received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Rogaciano Escalante, aka Rogaciano Escalante-Rodriguez, 53, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 15, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Escalante was arrested in Pinedale, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Jose Perez-Cortez, 26, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 15, 2014, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Perez-Cortez was arrested in Jackson, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days,
was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Kenneth Shannon Miller, 43, of Green River, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 15, 2014, for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Miller was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 188 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Casper Police Department, the Natrona County Sheriff’s office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Kyle James Tillia, 25, of Harrisville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 14, 2014, for possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana and aiding and abetting. Tillia was arrested near Green River, Wyoming. He received 31 months imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Holly Dawn Hatch, 35, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 14, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Hatch was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. She received 80 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $900.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Shawn Richard Nikkila, 31, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 14, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Nikkila was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 60 months imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to a $100.00 special assessment and a $900.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Joseph D. Stewart, 25, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 14, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Stewart was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Thomas Felix Aflague, Jr., 36, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 14, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Aflague was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 200 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a$1,400.00 fine. This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Cody D. Nace, 30, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 14, 2014, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Nace was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Michael Anthony Antonini IV, 21, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on October 9, 2014, on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting and one count of possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana and aiding and abetting. Antonini was arrested near Green River, Wyoming. He received 31 months imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and a $500.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

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