Local & Regional
Sat July 11, 2009
9 - People Indicted By Grand Jury
Tulsa, OK – Thomas Scott Woodward, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, announces the results of the July 2009 Federal Grand Jury.
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.
Warren Winkler. Possession and Attempted Possession of Child Pornography. The defendant, 41, of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, is accused of having approximately 212 images of child pornography on his home computer on September 19, 2007, which he had allegedly downloaded from the internet.
Ruby Robles. Alien in the United States After Deportation. The defendant, also known as Crystal Abarca, an undocumented alien from Mexico, was allegedly found in Tulsa in March 2009, after having been previously removed and deported from the U.S. in March 2006.
Jorge Arturo Orosco-Zapata. Alien in United States after Deportation. This individual, age 40, an undocumented alien from Mexico, was allegedly found in Tulsa on April 21, 2009, after having been previously removed and deported from the U.S. in September 2006.
Corry K. Thomas and Latonya E. Thomas. Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. The defendants, ages 33 and 28 respectively, are from St. Ecorse, Michigan, and while traveling through northeastern Oklahoma on June 22, 2009, were allegedly found by law enforcement officers to be in possession with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.
Jerrel Montel King. Possess Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possess Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime. King, 22, of Tulsa, was allegedly found by Tulsa police officers on May 27, 2009, in possession of a substantial amount of marijuana and three firearms.
Ronnie Allen Nichols. Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. Nichols, 46, of Claremore, was allegedly in possession of a .357 handgun on May 15, 2009. He has four previous felony convictions. Two of the convictions are from Rogers County District Court for stolen property (1987) and cultivation of marijuana (1991). The other two convictions were received in federal court in the Northern District of Oklahoma in 2007 for firearms offenses.
Mohammad Hamid Qureshi. Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, Felon in Possession of Firearm. The defendant, 64, of Broken Arrow, faces two counts of having firearms in his possession on March 7, and May 8, 2009. The firearms listed in the indictments are one handgun, ammunition and a .12 gauge shotgun. He has two previous felony convictions: a 1999 conviction in Wagoner County for possessing drugs near a school zone and another from Tulsa County in 1999 for possessing a stolen vehicle.
Brandon Charles Tyler Hendricks. Assault with Deadly Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country. Hendricks, 19, an Indian male from Locust Grove, is charged with assaulting an Indian female and an Indian male with a .22 caliber rifle on May 30, 2009, in Locust Grove.
Martin David Gonzalez-Medina. Illegal Alien in Possession of Firearm. The defendant, age and address unavailable at the time of this release, is charged with possessing a .22 caliber rifle on May 30, 2009, while being an alien illegally in the U.S.
Sealed and Superseding Indictments
There were two indictments returned by the Grand Jury that remain sealed. There was one superseding indictment in the case of John Lawrence Stanley, 65, of Dallas, charging him with the armed robbery of the BOK branch at 320 S. Boston in Tulsa on March 2004. The original indictment was returned by the Grand Jury in March 2009.