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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 7, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:

RONALD JO CALF BOSS RIBS, SR., a 35-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, CALF BOSS RIBS 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 investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

JOSEPH WAYNE CREE MEDICINE, a 27-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and burglary. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, CREE MEDICINE faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

LOUIE BEARCHILD, a 25-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, BEARCHILD faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

ADRIAN MATUCK, a 26-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse, and abusive sexual contact. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, MATUCK faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica A. Betley is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigation Division.

DONALD CARL SALOIS, a 48-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, SALOIS faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

ERIC LEE MANY GUNS, a 33-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, MANY GUNS 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 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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