Federal Grand Jury B Indictments Announced- November | USAO-NDOK

Nov 18, 2021


Acting United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the November 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.

Osakwe Bandele Jr.; Marvin Leon Bowie Jr.;  Larry Charles Hutton Jr. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition (Counts 1,2 3, 9, 10); Possession of Phencyclidine with Intent to Distribute (Count 4); Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises (Count 5); Using, Carrying, and Possessing Firearms During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime (Count 6); Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country (Count 7); Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (Count 8) (superseding). Bandele, 31, Bowie Jr., 40, and Hutton, 47, all of Tulsa, are charged separately in counts 1-3 with being a felon in possession of a Beretta .40 caliber pistol, a Glock .357 caliber pistol, and a Llama .45 caliber pistol, and associated ammunition on Sept. 29, 2021. Bandele, Bowie, and Hutton are also charged with aiding and abetting one another to possess with intent to distribute Phencyclidine, also known as PCP. They are further charged with maintaining a residence to distribute the PCP and with carrying firearms during and in relation to their drug trafficking operation. Bowie is also charged with assaulting another individual by striking him in the head with a firearm on July 9, 2021. Bandele is charged in Count 9 with being a felon in possession of a Model AR-15 .223 caliber rifle, a Glock .40 caliber pistol, a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol and associated ammunition on May 7, 2020. In Count 10, he is also charged with being a felon in possession of a Ruger .223 caliber rifle and associated ammunition on May 13, 2020. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan E. Michel is prosecuting the case. 21-CR-466

Jacob Ancen Bell. Child Abuse in Indian Country; Child Neglect in Indian Country. Bell, 45, currently incarcerated, is alleged to have put a child in a dangerous position by exposing the child to the manufacture of methamphetamine on Nov. 10, 2011. He also failed to protect the child from exposure to the use, possession, sale, and manufacture of illegal drugs, and the maintenance of a drug-involved residence on Nov. 11, 2011. The FBI, Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa Fire Department, and City of Tulsa Fire Investigations are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Valeria Luster is prosecuting the case.

Ashley Nicole Blizzard. Child Abuse in Indian Country; Child Neglect in Indian Country; Child Endangerment in Indian Country. On Feb. 28, 2020, Blizzard, 33, of Claremore, is alleged to have put her 11-year-old child in danger when she struck him with her pick-up in a driveway and ran over his arm. The child was trying to stop her from driving under the influence with a 2-year-old in her vehicle. Blizzard further failed to protect her 2-year-old child from exposure to the use, possession, sale, and manufacture of illegal drugs and other illegal activities and failed to adequately supervise her by placing her on top of a broken meth pipe without a car seat or a seatbelt. Finally, she allegedly endangered her 2-year-old child by driving the car under the influence of an intoxicating substance while her toddler was inside the car. Deputies from the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office located the defendant, stopped her, then took her into custody after finding her license was revoked and locating drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Blizzard is non-Indian; the children are citizens of the Eastern Shawnee Nation. The crime occurred within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation. The FBI and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah Paisner is prosecuting the case.

Valerie Bowman. Robbery in Indian Country (Counts 1, 3, 4, 5); Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country (Count 2); Attempted Robbery in Indian Country (Count 6). On Oct. 2, 2021, Bowman, 24, of Tulsa, allegedly used violence and intimidation to rob a Dollar General cashier, stealing cash from the store’s money drawer. During the crime, she assaulted the victim by spraying him in the eyes and face with bed bug spray and grabbed money from the open drawer. She is further charged with robbing a second cashier at a CVS Pharmacy on Oct. 8, 2021. She allegedly robbed a third cashier at another CVS Pharmacy on Oct. 10, 2021, and about eight hours later robbed a fourth cashier at a Walgreens Pharmacy. Finally, on Oct. 18, 2021, Bowman unsuccessfully attempted to steal an elderly woman’s purse at a Tulsa Walgreens. She fled the location but was stopped shortly after the crime by a Tulsa Police Officer. Bowman told the officer that she thought she was “untouchable” because she was a tribal citizen based on the McGirt v Oklahoma decision. She was wrong. The Tulsa Police Department and FBI are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Buscemi is prosecuting the case.

Jonathon Lewis Kernaghan. First Degree Burglary in Indian Country. Kernaghan, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with breaking into a home while it was occupied by pushing open a bathroom window and climbing through it on Sept. 29, 2020. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Niko Boulieris is prosecuting the case.

Jacob Dillon Long. Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country. Long, 28, of Glenpool, is charged with sexually abusing a minor between 12 and 16 years of age on March 20, 2017. The FBI and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra M. Urban and Chantelle D. Dial are prosecuting the case.

Winford Bruce MartinAssault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Kidnapping in Indian Country; Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country; Assault of an Intimate/Dating Partner by Strangling and Attempting to Strangle in Indian Country. Martin, 61, allegedly struck the victim in the face with a fire log, breaking her nose and causing bruising and lacerations to her head and neck between Sept. 1, 2020 and Dec. 1, 2020. On Dec. 2, 2020, he is further alleged to have kidnapped the victim via false imprisonment, knocked out several of the victim’s teeth, struck her with a sword causing lacerations, and strangled the victim.  The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agenciesAssistant U.S. Attorney Stacey P. Todd is prosecuting the case.

Michael Martavious Pugh. Child abuse in Indian Country. Pugh, 20, of Tulsa, is charged with torturing a 23-month-old Native American victim on Sept. 29, 2021, by punching the child in the chest, causing significant bruising to his body, cardiac arrest and loss of blood to the brain. Assistant U.S. Attorney Valeria Luster is prosecuting the case.

Stephen John Rose. Obstruction of Justice by Tampering with a Witness, Victim, or Informant by Intimidation, Threats, Corrupt Persuasion, or Misleading Conduct. Rose, 56, of Tulsa, allegedly tried to persuade three individuals to make false statements in a federal investigation, from Oct. 22 through Oct. 23, 2021, regarding a murder he was allegedly involved in. The FBI and Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cymetra M. Williams is prosecuting the case.

Daelen Tate Space. Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country. Space, 26, of Pryor, is charged with the abusive sexual contact of a minor. The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are the investigative agencies. State charges were dismissed based on the McGirt v Oklahoma decision and were refiled in federal court. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cymetra M. Williams is prosecuting the case.

Vernon Leon Weaver. Obstruction of Justice by Tampering with a Witness, Victim, or Informant by Physical Force or Threat; Obstruction of Justice by Tampering with a Witness, Victim, or Informant by Intimidation, Threats, Corrupt Persuasion, or Misleading Conduct. Weaver, 49, of Tulsa, allegedly threatened a witness with physical violence on Oct. 18, 2021, with the intent to influence, delay, and prevent the witness’ testimony in an official proceeding about a murder Weaver was allegedly involved in. He is also charged with persuading the witness to make a materially false statement in an official proceeding. The FBI and Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cymetra M. Williams is prosecuting the case.

Roy Edward Williams. Coercion and Enticement of a Minor in Indian Country (Count 1, 3, 5, 6, 8); Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country (Counts 2, 4, 9, 10); Abusive Sexual Contact of a Minor Between 12 and 16 Years Old in Indian Country (Count 7); Possession of Child Pornography (Count 11). Williams, 63, a former preacher in Vinita, was charged with sexually abusing five minors whose ages ranged from 7 to 16 years old at the time of the abuse. Williams allegedly paid or offered something of value to several victims immediately following the sexual abuse and threatened several victims to prevent them from telling others. Williams is alleged to have committed the sex crimes starting on or around November 2002 and as late as December 2018. Williams was further found in possession of child pornography on June 24, 2019. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI ask that any other possible victims come forward and contact the FBI’s Oklahoma City Field Office at (405) 290-7770. The FBI, Craig County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leah Paisner and Edward Snow are prosecuting the case.



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