MIL-OSI Security: Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

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Source: FBI
Friday, October 1, 2021

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 Sept. 30 was:

Michael Wayne Divis, 58, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious charges, Divis faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Divis was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI’s Western Transnational Organized Crime Task Force and Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case.  PACER case reference. 21-60.

Aspen Renee Newbreast, 24, a transient, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious crime, Newbreast faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release on the drug counts and a mandatory minimum five years to life consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release on the firearm count. Newbreast was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI’s Western Transnational Organized Crime Task Force and Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case.  PACER case reference. 20-35.

Appearing on Sept. 28 was:

Dawan Deonte Jones, 30, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition. 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 detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-55.

Joshua Paul Jordan, 28, of Billings, on charges of accessing with intent to view child pornography. If convicted of the most serious crime, Jordan faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. Jordan was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and U.S. Postal Service investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-72.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston on a criminal complaint on Sept. 28 was:

Moises Zamora, 37, of Box Elder, on charges of assault with intent to commit murder and use of a firearm during a crime of violence. If convicted of the most serious crime, Zamora faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Zamora was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Rocky Boy’s Police Department and Hill County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-64.

Appearing on an indictment was:

Hiram Wayne Evans, 38, of Great Falls, on charges of failure to register as a sex offender. If convicted of the most serious crime, Evans faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and at least five years to life of supervised release.  Evans was detained pending further proceedings. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-67.

Grant James Lockhart, 50, of Great Falls, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious crime, Lockhart faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Lockhart was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Great Falls Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-46.

Appearing on an indictment on Sept. 30 was:

Maynard Wayne Bigleggins, 24, of Wolf Point, on charges of sexual assault of a minor and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance to a person under 21 years of age. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bigleggins faces a mandatory minimum one year to 40 years in prison, a $2 million fine and at least six years of supervised release. Bigleggins was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-44.

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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