Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 26, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned:
ARLYN CASTRO, a 27-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on a charge of burglary. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, CASTRO faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $50,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
ANTHONY JAMES CASTRO, age 25, and JOHN HENRY KNOWS HIS GUN, age 20, residents of Lame Deer, appeared on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. They are currently detained. If convicted of this charge, they each face possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek 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.