Informational: Federal Court arraignments | USAO-MT

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned or appeared this week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan, and pleading not guilty on Nov. 4 was:

Jason John Stang-Parker, 32, of Shepherd, on charges of theft from a federal licensee and possession of a stolen firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Stang-Parker faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Stang-Parker was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-130.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Nov. 3 was:

Brandon Lee Main, 41, of Harlem, on charges of possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Main faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release. Main was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and Fort Belknap Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-79.

Leonard James Hilton, 34, of Great Falls, on charges of possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance. If convicted of the most serious crime, Hilton faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Hilton was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-78.

The progress of cases may be monitored through the U.S. District Court Calendar and the PACER system. To establish a PACER account, which provides electronic access to review documents filed in a case, please visit http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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