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May 9, 2013

Local man indicted on gun charges

Woodward, Okla. — A Woodward man arrested last July on federal gun charges has been indicted on 3 counts in federal district court.

Timmy Dean Eike, 19, has been in federal custody since July 24, 2012. After the initial charges were filed, Eike was ordered to undergo a mental examination.

On April 18 of this year Eike was ruled competent and able to assist in his own defense, by Judge Gary M. Purcell in the US West District Court of Oklahoma. Also, an order of detention was granted on April 24 to keep Eike in custody until trial. He is in the Grady County Jail in Chickasha.

In indictments made on May 7 and released May 8, Eike faces 2 counts of false statements with respect to purchase of a firearms from a local dealer and 1 count of illegal possession of firearms by a prohibited person.

The indictments allege that on or about July 5 and July 9, 2012, Eike gave false statements at Butch's Guns, a firearms dealer in Woodward, in order to purchase a shotgun and a rifle. The indictment alleges Eike falsely "represented that he had never been adjudicated mentally defective and been committed to a mental institution."

According to other court records, Eike was ordered to involuntary inpatient mental health treatment in February of 2012 at the Northwest Center for Behavioral Health in Fort Supply and in April of 2012 was taken to a mental health facility in Lawton for treatment. In both cases, the treatment was ordered after Eike, a student at Woodward High School at the time, had reportedly talked to other students about committing suicide.

The third count in the indictment alleges that on or about July 24, 2012, Eike illegally had possession of firearms and ammunition, including:

• A Remington Model 870, 20 gauge shotgun.

• An Einfield Model 1917 30.06 caliber rifle.

• Approximately 97 rounds of Estate 20 gauge shotgun ammunition

• Approximately 168 rounds of Remington 30.06 ammunition.

The case first came to light last July when a local taxi driver reported to the Woodward County Sheriff's Office concerns about some statements Eike had allegedly been making to the driver as he took Eike to and from work.

"He (Eike) asked the taxi cab driver how they had planned the Columbine incident," Stanley said. "We all know what the Columbine incident was so that concerned us quite a bit."

According to court records, Eike allegedly also asked how to hide bodies and other troubling questions, though he didn't threaten anyone in particular.

Stanley's office contacted the FBI on July 23, 2012 and Eike was arrested a day later.

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