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Roland Todd Brown Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 11, 2012, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, ROLAND TODD BROWN, a 47-year-old resident of Lodge Grass, pled guilty to impeding a federal officer by threats. Sentencing has been set for April 11, 2012. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On June 21, 2011, BROWN was arrested at his home in Lodge Grass, which is within the State and District of Montana. During the arrest, BROWN resisted arrest and repeatedly threatened to assault and harm one of the arresting officers (a female Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer). The BIA Officer is a federal law enforcement officer. BROWN had to be tasered during the arrest. Further, while being transported to the BIA Detention Facility in Crow Agency by the BIA Officer, BROWN repeatedly told the BIA Officer that he planned to find her and rape her when he was released from jail. BROWN told the BIA Officer that she better "sleep with one eye open" because he was going to find her with her children and sexually assault her in front of her children. BROWN stated to the BIA Officer that she is easy to find and he (BROWN) will not be in jail forever.

BROWN faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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