Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on March 26, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned:
BRUCE WAYNE EAGLEMAN, a 25-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on charges of (4) counts of second degree murder, and (4) counts of involuntary manslaughter. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, EAGLEMAN faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and 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.
MICHAEL LYNN MAGNER, a 39-year-old resident of Sanders, appeared on a charge of failure to register as a sexual offender. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, MAGNER faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.
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.