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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

Western District of Wisconsin

 

http://www.justice.gov/USAO/WIW

For Immediate Release

December 4, 2013


John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney

Contact: AUSA Assigned to the Case
(608) 264-5158
@usdoj.gov

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MADISON, WIS. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

MADISON MAN CHARGED WITH TRAVELING TO CANADA TO ENGAGE IN ILLICIT SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH MINOR

Dylan Jordan, 22, Madison, Wis., is charged with traveling in foreign commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct, and with traveling in foreign commerce and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. The indictment alleges that on August 6, 2013, Jordon traveled from Madison to Canada for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, and once in Canada, did so.

The third count of the indictment charges Jordan with using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct. The indictment alleges that he used a cell phone to produce this child pornography.

Jordan was arrested in Vancouver, British Columbia, on August 8. He has been held in custody in Canada since his arrest. After his pending criminal charges there are resolved, he will be returned to the U.S. to face the charges in today’s indictment.

If convicted, Jordan faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each of the travel charges, and a minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum penalty of 30 years for the production of child pornography.

The charges against him are the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie S. Pfluger.

RICHLAND CENTER MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING THE LIFE OF THE PRESIDENT

Elwyn Nels Fossedal, 81, Richland Center, Wis., is charged with making a threat to take the life of the President of the United States. The indictment alleges that on October 15, 2013, Fossedal made a number of threats, including, "If President Obama was here I would shoot him right there and kill him right now," and "I am going to kill Obama. I am."

Fossedal was originally charged in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court on November 21. He appeared in U.S. District Court on November 22, and has been held in federal custody since that time.

If convicted, Fossedal faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Richland Center Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Munish Sharda.

MAN CHARGED WITH INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN GOODS

Roy G. Ramsey, 45, no permanent address, is charged with transporting stolen goods from Wisconsin to Missouri. The indictment alleges that on June 29, 2012, Ramsey transported from Wisconsin to Missouri merchandise stolen from Wal-Mart stores in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire, Wis., and from a Kmart store in Eau Claire, with a cumulative value of $5,000 or more.

The indictment also charges him with transporting merchandise stolen from Wal-Mart stores located into other states into Wisconsin on January 10, 2013, and that the cumulative value of the merchandise was $5,000 or more.

If convicted, Ramsey faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against Ramsey are the result of an investigation by the Lake Hallie, Eau Claire, Rice Lake, Beloit, and Town of Sand Creek Police Departments; Missouri State Highway Patrol; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea.

MADISON MAN CHARGED WITH GUN CRIME

David T. Taylor, 25, Madison, Wis., is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, and with possessing a firearm after previously having been convicted of a

misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. The indictment alleges that on November 19, 2013, Taylor possessed a .40 caliber Glock pistol with an obliterated serial number.

If convicted, Taylor faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.

MADISON MAN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING HEROIN

Lashon Ransom, 40, Madison, is charged with four counts of distributing heroin. The indictment alleges that Ransom distributed heroin on November 5, 14, 18, and 25, 2013.

If convicted, Ransom faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie S. Pfluger.

TWO LAC DU FLAMBEAU MEN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING OXYCODONE

In related cases, two men have been charged with distributing oxycodone. Brandon Vetterneck, 37, Lac du Flambeau, Wis., is charged with two counts of distributing oxycodone. The indictment alleges that Vetterneck distributed the drug on April 10 and 17, 2013.

A separate indictment charges Derek Armstrong, 28, Lac du Flambeau, with one count of distributing oxycodone. The indictment alleges that Armstrong distributed the drug on June 13, 2013.

If convicted, Vetterneck and Armstrong face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against them are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Lac du Flambeau Police Department; and the Vilas and Oneida County Sheriffs’ Departments. The prosecution of these cases has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.

MADISON MAN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING HEROIN

Darrion D. Brown, 32, Madison, Wis., is charged with distributing heroin. The indictment alleges that Brown distributed heroin on November 10, 2013.

If convicted, Brown faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin F. Burke.

ROCKFORD MAN CHARGED WITH ESCAPE

Brock Barrett, 41, Rockford, Ill., is charged with escape. The indictment alleges that on November 23, 2013, Barrett escaped from the custody of Rock Valley Community Programs in Janesville, Wis., where he was confined by virtue of a conviction for a felony offense in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

If convicted, Barrett faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie S. Pfluger.

MEXICAN CITIZEN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL REENTRY INTO U.S.

Juan Manuel Larios-Buentello, 48, a citizen of Mexico found in St. Croix County, Wis., is charged with illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported. The indictment alleges that he was found in the United States on October 26, 2013.

If convicted, Larios-Buentello faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Munish Sharda.

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