United States Attorney Trent Shores today announced the results of the December 2020 Federal Grand Jury B.
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.
Austin Lee Blaine Gingras, Savannah Mae Down O’Banion. Firearms Conspiracy; Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Indian Country. Gingras, 26, and O’Banion, 23, both of Broken Arrow, are charged for conspiring together to possess and brandish a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. Within a two-month span, these individuals were found brandishing a firearm on four different occasions after four different altercations, including: pointing a firearm at a group of individuals, shooting a round into the air at a bar, shooting into the home of an individual after he refused to let O’Banion inside, and firing into a group of people at the Hex House from their car and striking a victim. Aside from the conspiracy charge, Gingras and O’Banion are being charged for assault with a dangerous weapon after shooting into a victim’s home on Sept. 27 and after striking another victim in the drive by shooting on Oct. 24. The FBI, Tulsa Police Department, Broken Arrow Police Department, and Sapulpa Police Department are the investigative agencies.
Hector Manuel Hernandez. Murder-Second Degree in Indian Country. Hernandez, 36, of Tulsa is charged with second degree murder. On November 26, 2019, Hernandez was allegedly driving while intoxicated. He crashed his vehicle into another and then fled the scene. While attempting to flee the scene of the first collision, he directly crashed into another vehicle, killing the driver. The FBI and Broken Arrow Police Department are the investigative agencies.
Dustin Kyle Marris. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute; Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. Marris, 32, of Okemah, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Taurus .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition. Marris is a 4-time convicted felon. Further, Marris is being charged with intentionally possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and carrying a firearm during this alleged drug trafficking crime. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Claremore Police Department are the investigative agencies.
Marris was also charged recently in the Eastern District of Oklahoma with assault with intent to commit murder in Indian Country; assault with a deadly weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country; use, carry, brandish and discharge of a firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and felon in possession of a firearm.
Makita Auie McClish Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. McClish, 33, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Kel-Tec P-32, .32 caliber pistol and ammunition. Further, McClish is not only being charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, but also for doing so while possessing a firearm. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.
Joshua Kaleb Moles. Obstructing, Delaying, and Affecting Commerce by Robbery; Robbery in Indian Country. Moles, 31, of Sand Springs, is charged with robbing the Cowboy Corner convenience store in Jenks, threatening store employees with a hand gun in the process. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.
Brittany Michelle Russell. Robbery in Indian Country. Russell, 27, of Tulsa, is charged with robbery after she allegedly used force and violence to steal a cell phone, car keys, a debit card, cash, and a driver’s license from the victim. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.
Marilyn Elaine White. Distribution of Methamphetamine. White, 53, of Okmulgee, is charged with intentionally distributing methamphetamine. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the Drug Enforcement Administration are the investigative agencies.