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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:

THOMAS MONTEY MONROE, a 52-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, MONROE faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica A. Betley is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

EDWARD RONALD STAMPER, a 37-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on a charge of sexual abuse. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, STAMPER faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and at least 5 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica A. Betley is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

DEWAYNE SHOOTS, a 37-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on two charges of sexual abuse. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, SHOOTS faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and at least 5 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica A. Betley 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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