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Roland Todd Brown Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on April 11, 2012, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, ROLAND TODD BROWN, a 47-year-old resident of Lodge Grass, appeared for sentencing. BROWN was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 149 days (time served)

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 2 years

BROWN was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to impeding a federal officer by threats.

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.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that BROWN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, BROWN does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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