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Information: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The United States Attorney's Office today announced that those persons listed below were arraigned before the U.S. Magistrate and the indictments handed down by the Grand Jury unsealed.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Missoula on January 27, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • EVE HUMISTON, a 56-year-old resident of Tacoma, Washington appeared on charges of child exploitation enterprise and conspiracy to advertise child pornography. If convicted of the most serious offense charged in the indictment, HUMISTON faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigation, Montana Division of Criminal Investigations, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Polson Police Department and Helena Police Department. PACER Case Reference: 13-30
  • BERT LEE KRISE, a 65-year-old resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland appeared on charges of child exploitation enterprise and conspiracy to advertise child pornography. If convicted of the most serious offense charged in the indictment, KRISE faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigation, Montana Division of Criminal Investigations, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Polson Police Department and Helena Police Department. PACER Case Reference: 13-30
  • N JOSEPH NOSEK, a 42-year-old resident of Charlottesville, Washington appeared on charges of child exploitation enterprise and conspiracy to advertise child pornography. If convicted of the most serious offense charged in the indictment, NOSEK faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigation, Montana Division of Criminal Investigations, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Polson Police Department and Helena Police Department. PACER Case Reference: 13-30
  • FFREY WOOLLEY, a 53-year-old resident of Nicholasville, Kentucky appeared on charges of child exploitation enterprise and conspiracy to advertise child pornography. If convicted of the most serious offense charged in the indictment, WOOLLEY faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigation, Montana Division of Criminal Investigations, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Polson Police Department and Helena Police Department. PACER Case Reference: 13-30

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Strong in Great Falls on January 30, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • ARLES CROSBY, a 43-year-old resident of Trenton, New Jersey appeared on charges of child exploitation enterprise and conspiracy to advertise child pornography. If convicted of the most serious offense charged in the indictment, CROSBY faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigation, Montana Division of Criminal Investigations, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Polson Police Department and Helena Police Department. PACER Case Reference: 13-30

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lynch in Missoula on February 4, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • OYD NICKLE, 47-year-old resident of Minot, North Dakota appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious offense charged in the indictment, NICKLE faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 13-23

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Strong in Great Falls on February 4, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • FFREY JOE ROY IRONPIPE, a 21-year-old resident of Cut Bank, appeared on charges of sexual abuse of a minor. If convicted of the charge in the indictment, IRONPIPE faces 15 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 14-01

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lynch in Missoula on February 5, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • NALD THOMAS WILLIAMS, a 36-year-old resident of Belgrade, appeared on charges of possession with intent to distribute dextroamphetamine/amphetamine and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.. If convicted of the most serious charge in the indictment, WILLIAMS faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. PACER Case Reference: 14-02

The indictment is merely a formal charging document. It is not proof of guilt and all persons indicted are presumed to be innocent of any crime until proof of guilt is established by trial or guilty plea.

The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently transitioning its media program to new media contacts. Resources and this transition may affect the amount of information the office can process and disclose in a timely manner. Therefore, if any of the above cases are of interest to your media organization and the community it serves, we encourage you to monitor the progress of the case regularly through the U.S. District Court calendar and the PACER system so that you stay current and not miss any important developments in the case.

To establish a PACER account, which will allow you to review documents filed in the case, please go to, http://www.pacer.gov/register.html.

To access the district court's calendar, please go to https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

 

 

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