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Informational: Federal Court Arraignment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 27, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individual was arraigned:

LLOYD RIDER, a 24-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of this charge, RIDER faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss is the prosecutor for the United States. The crime occurred on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and the investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.

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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