Thomas Scott Woodward, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, announced the results of the June 2011 Federal Grand Jury today.
The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant’s presumption of innocence.
Wylie James Gonzalez Brewer, Possess Pseudoephedrine with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine; Manufacture Methamphetamine; Possess Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime and Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. The defendant, 25, of Pryor, Oklahoma, was allegedly found in possession of numerous packs of cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine, which was to be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Brewer was also allegedly in possession of a .Bryco Arms, Model 59, .380 ACP caliber pistol and three rounds of Federal Cartridge Company, .380 Auto caliber ammunition at the time of his arrest on March 19, 2011. He has a previous felony conviction (2011), from Mayes County, Oklahoma for the crime of Larceny of Automobile.
Deante Marquis Long, Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition; attempt to Manufacture 28 Grams or More of Cocaine Base, a/k/a “Crack”; Possess Cocaine with Intent to Manufacture Cocaine Base, a/k/a “Crack”; and Possess Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes. The defendant, 34, of Tulsa, was allegedly found on April 28, 2011, to be attempting to manufacture cocaine base and in possession of a .380 caliber pistol, a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition. He has previous felony convictions from Tulsa County for burglary second degree, possession of controlled drug and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Joseph Aaron Gibson, Theft by Employee of Gaming Establishment on Indian Land. Gibson, 21, of Pryor, Oklahoma, an employee of Cherokee Nation Hard Rock Casino, is accused of stealing funds belonging to the Hard Rock Casino on April 18, 2011.
Karuss Karonn Cohea, Bank Robbery and Brandish and Possess a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence. The defendant, 37, of Oklahoma City, is accused of the armed robbery of Bank of America, located at 1801 N. Highway 66 in Catoosa, Oklahoma on May 7, 2011.
Lance Richard Storey, II, Felon in Possession of Firearm. The defendant, 39, of Quapaw, Oklahoma, was allegedly found in possession of a .22 caliber rifle on April 23, 2011, in Quapaw. He has three previous felony convictions (2003-2005) from Ottawa County, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; assault and battery upon a police officer; and driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Lester Bertic Vann, Jr., Bank Robbery. Vann, 51, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is accused of robbing the Oklahoma National Bank branch, located at 2420 SW Boulevard, Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 5, 2011.
Shane Dean Williams, Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. Williams, 45, of Tulsa, is charged with having a .38 special caliber revolver on June 1, 2011. He has four previous convictions two from Oklahoma County, robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and uttering two or more bogus checks after former conviction of a felony (1985). One from Laflore County for escape from state penitentiary (1985), and one from Grady County for Larceny of motor vehicle after former conviction of a felony (1994).
Sealed and Superseding Indictments
There were ten indictments returned by the Grand Jury that remain sealed.
There were no superseding indictments.