Informational: Indictments in Federal Courts | USAO-MT

The US Attorney’s Office announced that the following individuals have been indicted this week or have appeared before US judges on grand jury indictments or criminal charges. The indictment documents are merely allegations, and the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On November 23, Billings appeared before US Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleaded not guilty:

John Randolph Bland, IV, 58, of Livingston, for possession of a stolen firearm and prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition. If convicted of the most serious felony, Bland faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Bland was detained pending further trial. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Livingston Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-131.

For the first appearance in a criminal complaint appeared:

Marshall Vincent Lucas, 41, of Roundup, charged with child sexual exploitation. If convicted of the most serious felony, Lucas faces at least 15 to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release for life. Lucas was being held pending further proceedings. The FBI, the Montana CID and the Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office were investigating the case. PACER case reference. 22-160.

Michael Joseph Owens, 42, of Colorado, on charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. If convicted of the most serious felony, Owens faces a mandatory sentence of at least five to 40 years, a $5 million fine and four years of supervised release. Owens was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-161.

Appeared on November 22 and pleaded not guilty:

Jacob Parker Renouard, 33, of Spokane, Washington, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. If convicted of the most serious crime, Renouard faces a minimum of 10 years in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Renouard was released pending further trial. The FBI and Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-125.

Tysawn Dantae Pine, 24, of Busby, charged with strangulation. If convicted of the most serious felony, Pine faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Pine was detained pending further trial. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the FBI were investigating the case. PACER case reference. 22-80

Appearing before US Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto in Missoula on November 22 and pleading not guilty:

David Loren Waldeck, 57, of Port Orchard, Wash., on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl. If convicted of the most serious felony, Waldeck faces a minimum of 10 years in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Waldeck was held in custody pending further trial. Homeland Security Investigations, the Flathead Tribal Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-59.

Derek Steven Trumbull, 35, of Missoula, charged with felon possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious felony, Trumbull faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Trumbull was arrested pending further proceedings. The Missoula Police Department, Montana Probation and Parole and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-52.

Donald Willard Stebbins, 30, of Missoula, charged with felony possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious felony, Stebbins faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Stebbins was released pending further trial. The Missoula Police Department, Montana Probation and Parole and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-53.

On November 22, in Great Falls, United States Judge John T. Johnston appeared and pleaded not guilty:

Kelly Sterling Wait, 45, of Williston, North Dakota, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of a firearm to further a crime related to drug trafficking. If convicted of the most serious felony, Wait faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release on drug charges, and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years to life imprisonment following any other sentence, a 250,000 Dollar fine and five-year suspended sentence on the firearms charge. Wait was detained pending further trial. Investigations by Homeland Security, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Russell Country Drug Task Force and the Montana Highway Patrol were looking into the case. PACER case reference. 22-95.

Yevgeniy Rudnitskiy, 34, of Spokane, Washington, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl. If convicted of the most serious crime, Rudnitskiy faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release. Rudnitskiy was detained pending further proceedings. Investigations by Homeland Security, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Russell Country Drug Task Force and the Montana Highway Patrol were looking into the case. PACER case reference. 22-95.

The progress of cases can be monitored through the US District Court calendar and the PACER system. To set up a PACER account, which provides electronic access to review documents submitted in a case, please visit http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the District Court calendar, please visit https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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