Multiple indictments returned by federal grand jury

Multiple indictments returned by federal grand jury

A federal grand jury returned multiple indictments this week charging individuals with separate federal crimes in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston.

Martin Gutierrez, 22, of Harlingen, Texas, was indicted on charges of assaulting a federal officer. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in federal prison. According to the indictment, in November 2016, while an inmate with the Bureau of Prisons, Gutierrez assaulted correctional officers on at least two separate occasions. This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

Jonathan Derick Hickey, 35, of Orange, Texas, was indicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted, he faces from 10 years to life in federal prison. According to the indictment, on Jan. 17, 2017, Hickey was arrested following a traffic stop during which officers discovered a large amount of methamphetamine and cash in his vehicle. This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle S. Englade.

Terence Millsaps, 51, of New Orleans, LA, was indicted on charges of assaulting a federal officer. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in federal prison. According to the indictment, while an inmate with the Bureau of Prisons, Millsaps assaulted a correctional officer. This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

Eva Renee Powell, 50, of Vidor, Texas, was indicted on charges of bank robbery. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in federal prison. According to the indictment, on May 30, 2016, Powell robbed the Capital One Bank in Orange, Texas. This case is being investigated by the Federal Burea of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

Enrique David Vanegas, 52, of El Salvador, was indicted for being a criminal alien present in the United States after having been previously deported. If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison to be followed by deportation. This case is being investigated by the HSI-ICE and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

- U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas

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