Score:   1
Docket Number:   D-KS  6:19-cr-10024
Case Name:   USA v. Serrano-Ramirez
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WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was indicted today on federal charges of making calls to the office of Operation Rescue in which he threatened to injure employees and their families.

Christopher M. Thompson, 22, Wichita, Kan., is charged with three counts of making threats to injure a person. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 14, 2018, in Wichita, Kan.

The indictment alleges Thompson made calls threatening to kill Operation Rescue employees and rape their daughters.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The FBI and the Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan McCarty is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

Salina Pharmacist and Husband Charged  

 Kirsty C. Hartley, 28, Salina, Kan., and Dalton R. Hartley, 28, Salina, Kan., are charged with one count of conspiring to distribute and dispense controlled substances and oneobtaining controlled substances by fraud. In addition, Kristy Hartley is charged with one count of unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances.

The indictment alleges the crimes occurred while Kirsty Hartley worked as a pharmacist in charge at a CVS pharmacy in Salina. The indictment alleges Hartley diverted controlled prescription drugs by creating false prescriptions for herself and her husband and filling them. The indictment alleges they fraudulently obtained 21,289 tablets of hydrocodone with acetaminophen and 360 tablets of alprazolam.

The indictment alleges the investigation began when a loss prevention manager for CVS reported the problem to the Salina Police Department. Kirsty Hartley’s pharmacist license was suspended Sept. 23, 2017, by the Kansas Board of Pharmacy.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances (count one) and unlawfully distributing controlled substances (count two): Up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million.

Obtaining controlled substances by fraud: Up to four years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Salina Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.        

 

Ohio Man Charged in Bank Robbery

 Karsten D. Hardeman, 20, Dayton, Ohio, is charged with a robbery at the Sunflower Bank at 2073 N. Webb Road in Wichita, Kan. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 26, 2018.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Wichita Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Three Project Safe Streets Indictments

 Wendy L. Scearce, 35, Wichita, Kan., and Luis M. Hernandez, 38, Wichita, Kan., are charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (count one), one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count two), one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin (count three), one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana (count four), one count of maintaining a property in furtherance of drug trafficking at 306 N. Seneca in Wichita, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking,

In addition, Scearce is charged with 13 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction (counts six through 18), eight counts of distributing a controlled substance (counts 33 through 40) and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In addition, Hernandez is charged with 13 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by an alien illegally in the United States.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred Dec. 28, 2018, in Wichita, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Count one: Not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million.

Count two: Not less than 15 years and a fine up to $10 million.

Count three: 33 through 40 and 41: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

Count four: Up to five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count five: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $500,000.

Counts six through 31: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count 32: Not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000.

The FBI and the Wichita Police Department’s Project Safe Streets Task Force investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett is prosecuting.

 Vickey Ewing, 63, Wichita, Kan., and Robert Ewing, Jr., 41, are charged in a superseding indictment with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (count one), one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count two), two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (counts 4 and 5), two counts of maintaining a property in furtherance drug trafficking (1710 W. Walker in Wichita and 1140 S. St. Francis in Wichita, counts six and nine), and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count 12).

In addition, Vickey Ewing is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count three), one count of unlawful possession of a firearm with the serial number removed (count seven), one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction (count eight) and two counts of aggravated identity theft (count 10 and 11).

Also charged in the case are Manda Lynch, 33, Wellington, Kan., and Leanna M. Brooker, 27, Wellington, Kan., who are charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine (count four).

The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2018 in Wichita.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Count one: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million.

Counts two, three, four and five: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million.

Counts six and nine: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $5 million.

Count seven: Not more than five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count eight: Not more than 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Counts 10 and 11: A mandatory two years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count 11: Not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million.

The FBI and the Wichita Police Department’s Project Safe Streets Task Force investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett is prosecuting.

 Jesus Torres, 30, Wichita, Kan., is charged with five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a person not lawfully in the United States, counts one through five), one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count six), one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (counts seven and nine), one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count eight).

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Counts one through five: Not more than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Count six: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million.

Count eight: Not more than 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

Counts seven and nine: Not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count eight: Not more than 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

The FBI and the Wichita Police Department’s Project Safe Streets Task Force investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett is prosecuting.

 

18-Kilo Drug Case

Deyvis Alcantara-Rios, 35, Memphis, Tenn., is charged with one count of possessing approximately 18 kilograms (almost 40 pounds) of a mixture of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The crime is alleged to have occurred Nov. 9, 2018, in Seward County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $4 million. The Kansas Highway Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

ADDITIONAL INDICTMENTS

Allan Bryan DeJesus, 39, Bakersfield, Calif., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count one), one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin (count two) and one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking (count three). The crimes are alleged to have occurred Jan. 5, 2019 in Thomas County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces the following penalties:

Count one: Not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million.

Count two: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million.

Count three: Up to five years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

 

          Erik Dixon, Jr., 22, Wichita, Kan., and Adrian D. Jones-Williams, 23, Wichita, Kan., are charged in a superseding indictment with one count of one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana (count 8), one count of possession with intent to distribute alprazolam (count 9), one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of a controlled substance (count 10) and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (count 11). In addition, Dixon is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana (counts 1 and 15), one count of possession with intent to distribute alprazolam (count 2), three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of a controlled substance (counts 3, 13 and 16), two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (counts 4 and 17), two counts of unlawfully receiving a firearm while charged with a felony (counts 12 and 14), one count of unlawful possession of a silencer in furtherance of drug trafficking (count 18) and four counts of attempting to influence the testimony of a federal witness (counts 21, 22, 23 and 24). In addition, Jones-Williams, is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana (counts 5 and 8), one count of possession of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of a controlled substance (count 6) and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (counts 7 and 20). The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Wichita, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Counts 1, 5, 15 and 19: Up to 20 years in federal prison and fine up to $1 million.

Counts 2 and 9: Up to five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Counts 3, 6, 10, 13 and 16: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Counts 12 and 14: Up to five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Counts 4, 7, 11, 17, and 20: Not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count 18: Not less than 30 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Counts 21, 22, 23 and 24: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Wichita Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Darick Charles Byrd, 34, who is in federal custody, is charged with four counts of making false statements on Form 4473, which is a report required by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to lawfully purchase a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer.

The indictment alleges Byrd bought the guns at Dave’s Guns in Abilene, Kan., Bob’s Pawn Shop East in Salina, and Nick’s Pawn Shop in Salina.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

Joshua D. Halstead, 32, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction (count one), one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of a controlled substance (count two) and one count of possession of methamphetamine (count three). The crimes are alleged to have occurred May 19, 2017, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces the following penalties:

Counts one and two: Up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office investigated Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan McCarty is prosecuting.

Deonte L. Jordan, 20, Wichita, Kan., is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction (counts one and two) and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of a controlled substance (counts three and four). The crimes are alleged to have occurred June 16, 2018, in Sedgwick County.

If convicted, the faces the following penalties

Counts 1 and 2: Up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Counts 3 and 4: Up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan McCarty is prosecuting.

 

Juan Gama Acosta, 48, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of failing to register as required by the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of up to 10 years. The U.S. Marshals Office investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

Ronnie Domnick, 48, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Aug. 4, 2017, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $4 million. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

         

Eugenio Serrano-Ramirez, 37, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Jan 7, 2019, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, if faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Department of Homeland Security investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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