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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on March 2, 2010, before Senior U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert M. Holter, the following individuals were arraigned:

TYRELL JOHN CONNOR, age 24, appeared on a charge of arson. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, CONNOR faces possible penalties of 25 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 5 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Racicot is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

GENTRY CARL LABUFF, a resident of Browning, appeared on a charge of robbery. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, LABUFF faces possible penalties of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

DUSTIN MARK FLYING, a 24-year-old resident of Havre, appeared on charges of domestic assault by a habitual offender and assault with a dangerous weapon. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, FLYING faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

REYNALDO MEDINA, a 37-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, and distribution of cocaine. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, MEDINA faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine and at least 4 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph E. Thaggard is the prosecutor for the United States.

SHERMAN J. LAVALLIE, SR., a 51-year-old resident of Harlem, appeared on a charge of theft of federal property by fraud. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of this charge, LAVALLIE faces possible penalties of 1 year in prison, a $100,000 fine and 1 year supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah J. French is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The defendants pled not guilty to the charges.

The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

 

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