Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on November 5, 2010, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:
ALDIN RAY TWO MOONS, JR., a 36-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on charges of domestic assault by a habitual offender and assault on a federal officer. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, TWO MOONS faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charges.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and any person named as a defendant is 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.