Federal Grand Jury A Indictments Announced – June

Acting United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the June 2021 Federal Grand Jury A.

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.

Blaine Joseph Adams. Child Abuse in Indian Country; Child Neglect in Indian Country. Adams, 29, of Dewey, is charged with abusing, injuring, a young child. He is also charged with failing to provide adequate nurturance and affection, food, clothing, shelter, sanitation, hygiene, appropriate education, medical, dental, and behavioral health for the child. The FBI is the investigative agency 21-CR-276

Jesus Aguirre. Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country; Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country. From April 23 to 24, 2021, Aguirre, 42, allegedly sexually assaulted the victim and strangled her until she was unconscious. The FBI and Sapulpa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-260

Farron Whitney Alberty. First Degree Murder in Indian Country; Causing Death by Using and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. On May 19, 2005, Alberty, 36, of Cushing, allegedly shot Jamiah Tinnel, killing him.  He is further charged with discharging a firearm during and in relation to crimes of violence- first degree murder and second degree murder in Indian Country. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-277

Samantha Jo Bryant. Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country; Production of Child Pornography.  Bryant, 31, of Glenpool, is charged with sexually abusing a female child under the age of 12 from December 2012 to January 2013. She is further charged with engaging in the sexual abuse of the child for the purpose of producing child sexual abuse material. Bryant transmitted the sexual abuse material via Skype and through email. The FBI is the investigative agency. 21-CR-261

Justin Wayne Burke. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Burke, 34, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-248

Joe Don Cato. Robbery in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Cato, 39, of Tulsa, is charged with using force and intimidation when he took a ride share driver’s cell phone, money and automobile keys on Aug. 30, 2019. He is further charged with brandishing a firearm during the robbery, and with being a felon in possession of a Star (Bonifcio Echeverria) 9 mm pistol and a Walther 9 mm pistol. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21- CR-278

Kenneth Randall Chandler. First Degree Felony Murder in Indian Country. Chandler, 53, of Hominy, is charged with aiding and abetting another when he killed Wanda Neafus by shooting her multiple times during a burglary on Dec. 6, 1991. Ms. Neafus was a housekeeper at the residence. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-267

Joe Cheater Jr. Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor by Force and Threat in Indian Country (Counts 1-3);  Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country (Count 4); Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor in Indian Country (Count 5); Coercion and Enticement of a Minor in Indian Country (Count 6). From Jan. 1, 2005, to Dec. 31, 2005, Cheater Jr., 48, of Porter, allegedly sexually abused a minor between the ages of 12 and 16. On another occasion, from Jan. 1, 2009, to Dec. 31, 2009, he sexually abused the victim again. (Counts 1 &4). He also allegedly sexually abused a second victim, between the ages of 12 and 16, from Jan. 1, 2006, to Dec. 31, 2007 (Count 2). He is further alleged to have sexually abused a third victim, a minor under 12-years-old, from June 1, 2009, to Sept. 1, 2009 (Count 3).  Cheater is further charged with directly touching a fourth victim, a minor under 12, in a sexual manner from June 1, 2008, to Sept. 1, 2008. Finally, Cheater is charged with coercing and enticing a fifth victim, a minor under 18, to engage in sexual activity from June 1, 2008, to Sept. 1, 2008. Cheater was involved with Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, was a youth pastor, and acted like he was father figure. The FBI and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-268

Dominique Rashad Delonia. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Delonia, 32, of Tulsa, knowingly failed to register as a sex offender from Dec. 10, 2020, to March 12, 2021. The U.S. Marshals Service and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-262

Joshua Duane Fort. 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. Fort, 41, of Tulsa, allegedly shot a male victim on June 23, 2018, in a road-rage incident. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-249

Christopher Frederick. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Frederick, 70, of Tulsa, is charged with failing to register as a sex offender from Sept. 12, 2020, to May 2, 2021. The U.S. Marshals Service and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-263

John Samuel Garrison. Child Abuse in Indian Country. Garrison, 56, of Vinita, is charged with 2 counts of abusing a minor from April 1, 2020, to April 15, 2020. Garrison allegedly hit the child in the back with a board multiple times. In a second incident, he grabbed the minor violently and shoved the child into a bookcase. The FBI and Vinita Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-280

Jimmy Allen Grammar III. Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country (Counts 1-5). Grammar III, 31, of Broken Arrow, is charged with sexually abusing a child under 12 from March 10, 2008, to March 11, 2011 (Counts 1-3). He is further charged with sexually abusing a second victim under 12 from May 2, 2008, to May 2, 2009 (Counts 4-5). The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.  21-CR-264

Philip Hudson Jr. Child Abuse in Indian Country. Hudson Jr., 32, of Tulsa, is charged with abusing a minor by striking the child with a board and repeatedly tasing his body from Feb. 19, 2013 to Feb. 21, 2013. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-280

Tori Lynn Lasley; Peyton Drew Keele. Robbery in Indian Country. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Lasley, 23, of Sand Springs, and Keele, 31, of Tryon, allegedly stabbed a man when they robbed him on May 28, 2018. Items stolen from the victim’s home included jewelry, a wallet, a cell phone, and his car. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-250

Michael Adam Lindsey. Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; 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; Child Abuse in Indian Country. Lindsey, 36, of Sand Springs, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Jennings .22 caliber pistol and ammunition. On April 29, 2018, Lindsey allegedly fired multiple rounds through the door of a home, striking a woman in her left arm. He also pushed down a minor victim during an argument prior to the shooting. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Sand Springs Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-269

Anthony Lamont Mason II. Second Degree Burglary in Indian Country; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Assault of a Former Intimate and Dating Partner by Strangling, Suffocating, and Attempting to Strangle and Suffocate in Indian Country; First Degree Burglary in Indian Country. Mason II, 27, Tulsa, is charged with breaking into his former dating partner’s home with intent to steal property on Feb. 27, 2021. On May 9, 2021, he also allegedly busted the door to his former partner’s home and assaulted her by striking her, threatening her with a firearm and attempting to strangle and suffocate her. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-270

Robert Earl McFarland IV. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. McFarland IV, 31, of Vinita, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Rossi .38 caliber pistol. The FBI and Vinita Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-251

Eugene Todd Nunley. Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force and Threat in Indian Country. Nunley, 47, of Tulsa, is charged with raping a female victim after forcing her into a wooded area near a pedestrian trail where the victim had been walking. The crime occurred on Aug. 13, 2015. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-271

Alvin Ezra Opry. Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country (Counts 1 & 2). Opry, 37, of Tulsa, is charged with two counts of sexually abusing a child under 12, from Dec. 1, 2014, through Dec. 5, 2015. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-252

Earnest Jo Goss Petty. Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country; Robbery in Indian Country. On April 1, 2019, Petty, 38, of Tulsa, allegedly took the victim’s vehicle by force, resulting in serious bodily injury, on April 1, 2019. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-272

Jorden Michael Roberts. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Roberts, 34, of Tulsa, is charged with failing to register as a sex offender from Oct. 30, 2020, to Jan. 31, 2021. The U.S. Marshals Service and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-265

Joshua David Slinkard. Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country (Counts 1 & 2).  Slinkard, 40, of Tulsa, is charged with sexually abusing a two minors between January 1, 2009, and January 1, 2010. The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-266

William Frank Vanover. Kidnapping in Indian Country (Counts 1 & 4); Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country (Count 2); Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding- Misdemeanor (Counts 3 & 5). Vanover, 47, of Claremore, is charged with kidnapping and assaulting a female victim on Dec. 30, 2020. He allegedly threatened the woman with a knife and punched the victim in the face. According to the indictment, he kidnapped the victim and assaulted her a second time on Feb. 17, 2021. The FBI and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-253

Johnny Lee Arnold and Dale Eugene Warren. First Degree Murder in Indian Country. Arnold, 33, of Langley, and Warren, 65, of Vinita, are charged with aiding and abetting one another when the killed Christopher Boren by stabbing the victim and beating him with a bat on Aug. 18, 2019. His body was found on the Mayes and Craig County line. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is the investigative agency. 21-CR-258

Brenan Wells; Brook Deerinwater; Mikayla Morrison. Robbery in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Harboring or Concealing a Person From Arrest. On May 9, 2021, Wells, 34, and Deerinwater, 32, are alleged to have violently robbed a victim. Wells is further charged with brandishing a firearm and striking the victim in the face with the firearm. Wells is also charged with being a felon in possession of a Tarus .22 caliber pistol and ammunition. Finally, Morrison, 24, is charged with harboring and concealing Wells after she was provided notice that a warrant and process had been issued for Wells’ apprehension. All three defendants are from Bristow. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bristow Police Department, and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-254

Caleb Lewis Witte. Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force and Threat in Indian Country (Count 1); Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor in Indian Country (Count 2); Sexual Abuse of an Incapable Victim in Indian Country (Count 3); Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country (Count 4). Lewis, 25, of Bartlesville, allegedly sexually abused a minor between the ages of 12 and 16 from June 1, 2020, to Nov. 11, 2020. The FBI and Bartlesville Police Department are the investigative agencies. 21-CR-273

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