Informational: Federal Court arraignments
(STL.News) 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 March 16 was:
Brett Williams James Jones, 27, of Lame Deer, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. If convicted of the most serious crime, Jones faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Jones was released pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-73.
Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on March 17 was:
Joseph Mark Parsons Menke, 29, of Belgrade, on charges of distribution and receipt of child pornography. If convicted of the most serious crime, Menke faces a mandatory minimum five years to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release.