Acting United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the July 2021 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.
Nicholas Scott Avery, Chelsea Marie Fishinghawk. Carjacking. On June 17, 2021, Avery, 30, and Fishinghawk, 23, allegedly aided and abetted each another when they attempted to take a 2008 Maroon Honda Accord from the victim by force, violence, and intimidation. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-330
Dustin James Gullett. Coercion and Enticement of a Minor; Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor by Force in Indian Country; Receipt of Child Pornography. Gullett, 41, of Ardmore, is charged with coercion and enticement of a minor, aggravated sexual abuse of a minor by force, and receipt of child pornography. The crimes allegedly took place from March 5, 2021, to March 8, 2021, and the victim was between 12 and 16 years old. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Bartlesville Police Department, and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-324
Joseph Dale Irby. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Irby, 30, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Strassell’s Machine Inc. 9 mm Luger caliber pistol and 37 rounds of associated ammunition. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21–CR-331
Russell Rudolph Johnson. Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling and Suffocating in Indian Country; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Johnson, 47, of Tulsa, is charged with strangling an intimate partner on June 21, 2021. He is further charged with shooting the woman with a firearm the same day. Finally, he is charged with discharging the firearm during a crime of violence. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-334
Rafael Gomez Medina; Daniel Rico Nolasco; Anabel Rodriquez Cervantes. Drug Conspiracy; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Medina, 51, of Tulsa, Nolasco, 42, of Tulsa, and Rodriguez, 33, of Oklahoma City, are charged with conspiring together and with others to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. The trio are further charged possessing with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. The Drug Enforcement Administration is the investigative agency. 21-CR-325
David Anthony Romannose. Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force and Threat in Indian Country; Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country. Romannose, 44, of Stilwell, allegedly sexually abused a minor between 12 and 16 years of age on July 4, 2017. See initial charging press releases here. The FBI, Oneida Indian Nation Police Department, and Craig County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-332
Johnny Wayne Rose, Jr. Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor. Rose Jr., 40, of Mannford allegedly attempted to entice an individual he believed to be a minor to engage in sexual activity. The Roger’s County Sheriff’s Office is the investigative agency. 21-CR-326
Adam Douglas Sherwood. Drug Conspiracy; Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Unlawful Use of a Communication Facility; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes. As early as 2018, Sherwood, 43, of Wyandotte, co-conspirator 1, and others known to the grand jury allegedly conspired to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. On May 23, 2020, Sherwood and co-conspirator 1 aided and abetted each other to knowingly possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Sherwood further used a cell phone to send or receive at least 13 texts communicating about the distribution of the drug. Sherwood and co-conspirator 1 possessed a Lorcin Engineering Company .380 ACP caliber single action pistol and a Sturm, Ruger & Co. .22 MWR caliber double-action revolver. Additionally, Sherwood is alleged to have distributed methamphetamine to a number of drug dealers and drug users across Northeast Oklahoma for a period of over least two years dating back to early 2018. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration, and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 20-CR-307
Kip Jerome Shotpouch. Coercion and Enticement of a Minor in Indian Country; Possession of Child Pornography. Shotpuch, 37, of Jay, is alleged to have knowingly enticed and coerced a minor into engaging in sexual activity on April 17, 2016. He is further charged with possessing one or more child pornography images and video files of children younger than 12 years old. At the time of the crime, Shotpouch was a bailiff at the Delaware County Courthouse. U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-333
Aleta Necole Thomas; Pepper Jones; Katrina West. False Statement to a Financial Institution (Counts 1-18); Aggravated Identity Theft (Counts 16-17). Pepper Jones, 42, and Katrina West, 38, both of Tulsa, are newly charged in this superseding indictment. Thomas, 42, of Tulsa, was previously charged. In total, Thomas, Jones, and West, together and separately, are alleged to have fraudulently applied for and received more than $795,000 worth of Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans administered by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Some of the false businesses the defendants allegedly used to apply for the loans included the Lead Us Kids Home Daycare, Coming Correction Community Ministries, Coming Correct Community Ministries II, and Lead Us Kids Daycare II. The Office of Inspector General Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; U.S. Department of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-239
Brandon Tyler Trammell. Theft in Indian Country – Over $1,000. Trammell, 25, of Sand Springs, is charged with stealing a 2006 Pontiac G6 Sedan. The FBI and Bixby Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-327