The Woodward News

January 25, 2013

Woodward County men facing federal charges

Rowynn Ricks
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Four Woodward County men have been arrested on federal gun charges.

Dakota Lynn Taylor, 18, and Zachariah Douglas Taylor, 20, have each been charged with possession of stolen firearms.

Dallas Dewayne Carson, 26, and Jay Dee Carson, 45, have each been charged as a felon in possession of firearms.

The men were indicted on Jan. 22 by a federal grand jury for the Western District of Oklahoma.  The case was unsealed on Friday, Jan. 25.

The men were arrested Thursday, Jan. 24 on federal warrants from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and were held in the Woodward County Jail until Friday morning.  According to ATF Public Information Officer Andrew Young of the Dallas field office, the men were scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in federal district court Friday afternoon.

The charges surround 3 guns: a pink Taurus 738TCP, a Colt .45 caliber handgun, and a Smith & Wesson .45 caliber handgun.

While the federal indictment doesn't specify where the guns were stolen from, the firearms match descriptions of some weapons that were taken during a burglary of local gun shop Butch's Guns in October.

Dakota Taylor was charged in November in Woodward County District Court with a felony count of knowingly concealing stolen property in connection with the Butch's Guns burglary.

Jay Dee Carson also is facing a local gun charge, having also been charged in November with a felony for possession of firearm by convicted felon.