A man from Welch, Oklahoma has been in named in Federal Grand Jury 2023-A indictments recently announced by United States Attorney Clint Johnson in the Northern District of Oklahoma.
Robert Ivan Nading, 55, of Welch, a Cherokee Nation member, is charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition after previously being convicted of felonies in Kansas and Ohio.
He allegedly possessed an unregistered shotgun with intent to do bodily harm to two individuals while discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.
He is further charged with intent to do bodily harm to a third individual while brandishing a firearm in April 2023.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Craig County Sherriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Dowdell is prosecuting the case.
Nading has been indicted by the Grand Jury for: Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Possession of an Unregistered Weapon Made from a Shotgun Having a Barrel of Less Than 18 Inches in Length; 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 in Indian Country; Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (superseding).
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.