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Lars Rock Roads Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 13, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, LARS ROCK ROADS, a resident of Busby, appeared for sentencing. ROCK ROADS was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 96 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

ROCK ROADS was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 2-day trial of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ROCK ROADS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ROCK ROADS does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.



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