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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Northern District of Oklahoma

www.justice.gov/usao/okn

For Immediate Release

November 7, 2013

Mark F. Green, United States Attorney

Contact: Trisha Young
(918) 382-2700
Trisha.Young@usdoj.gov

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

TULSA, OKLAHOMA — The results of the November 2013 Federal Grand Jury were announced today by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

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.

Matthew Todd Bartlett. Possession and Attempted Possession of Child Pornography and Sexual Exploitation and Attempted Exploitation of a Child. Bartlett, 38, of Bixby, is charged with having custody and control of a minor, knowingly permitted the minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, and that visual depiction was produced and transmitted using materials that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including computer. If convicted, the mandatory minimum is 15 years and a maximum of 30. Homeland Security Investigations is the lead agency.

Jose Guadalupe Cruz–Torres. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Cruz–Torres, 33, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in January 2013 near Laredo, Texas. If convicted, Cruz–Torres would face a maximum of twenty years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs is the lead agency.

Michael Lawrence Lefall, Crystal Lynn Kite, and Jessica Jo Glore. Drug Conspiracy and Attempt to Possess Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Lefall, 42, Kite, 32, and Glore, 27, all of Tulsa, are charged with conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty for drug conspiracy and attempt to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute is not less than five years imprisonment and not more than 40 years imprisonment, and/or a $5,000,000 fine; count three carries 20 years maximum imprisonment and $1,000,000 fine. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the lead agency in the case.

Alvaro Omar Cuevas–Bravo. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Cuevas–Bravo, 33, was arrested in Tulsa and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in October 2004 near Brownsville, Texas. If convicted, Cuevas–Bravo would face a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs is the lead agency.

Carolyn Sue Cupples. Steal, Purloin and Knowingly Convert Public Monies and Making a False Report. Cupples, 57, of Tulsa, is charged with stealing on a recurring basis from January 2011, money and objects of value in excess of $1,000 belonging to the United States Postal Service. Cupples, charged with keeping accounts and records, in February and April 2013, falsified with intent to deceive records for all stamp sales. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty would be not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of not more than $250,000. The Office of Inspector General U.S. Postal Service is the lead agency.

Joel Deloera–Escalera. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Deloera–Escalera, 33, was arrested in Tulsa and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in April 2011 near Brownsville, Texas. If convicted, Deloera–Escalera would face a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The Department of Homeland Security–Bureau of Immigration and Customs is the lead agency.

Johnny Howard Coday. Felon in Possession of Firearms, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. Coday, 50, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a .20 gauge shotgun, 7.62 X 39 caliber rifle, .22 mini revolver, .22 caliber rifle, possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of methamphetamine, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime after prior convictions including cultivation of marijuana, possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, and possession of a sawed–off shotgun. If convicted, the maximum statutory maximum penalty would be up to 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine; count 2 is no less than five years and not more than 40 years imprisonment, a $5,000,000 fine; and count 3 is not less than five years imprisonment to a maximum life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the lead agency.

Reco D. Manning. Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Manning, 30, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a Smith & Wesson .38 special caliber revolver and various ammunition, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, all after prior felony convictions in Arkansas. Those convictions include second degree battery and possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty for felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition is 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000; both the possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and fine up to $1,000,000. The Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the lead agency in the case.

Heriberto Murillo–Gonzalez. Attempt to Possess Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. Murillo–Gonzalez, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with attempting to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty would be not less than five years and not more than 40 years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $5,000,000. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Broken Arrow Police Department are the lead agencies in the case.

Kelvin Antonio Ortega. Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime. Ortega, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a 9mm semi–automatic pistol in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute would be not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $1,000,000; possession of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crime penalty would be not less than five years imprisonment up to life imprisonment, to run consecutively, and a fine not to exceed $250,000. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Tulsa Police Department are the lead agencies in the case.

Gregorio Sanchez–Hernandez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Sanchez–Hernandez, 38, was arrested and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in November 2009 near Laredo, Texas. If convicted, Sanchez–Hernandez would face a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs is the lead agency.

Noe Israel Trejo–Galindo. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Trejo–Galindo, 34, was arrested and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in July 2007 near Houston, Texas. If convicted, Sanchez–Hernandez would face a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $250,000. The Department of Homeland Security–Bureau of Immigration and Customs is the lead agency.

Demetrice Woodard. Possession of Firearm After Conviction for Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence and Felon in Possession of Firearm. Woodard, 33, of Tulsa, is charged with possession of a .380 caliber semi–automatic pistol after having being convicted of felony crimes including domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor and trafficking controlled substance. If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty would be 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, along with the forfeiture of the firearm. The Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives is the lead agency in the case.

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