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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 5, 2017

Information: Federal Court Arraignments

The United States Attorney’s Office 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 Cavan in Billings on May 4, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • THYANNA FAITH LITTLESUN, a 23-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on charges of involuntary manslaughter, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, LITTLESUN faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference. 17-45

 

  • LENRAY JESS TWO TWO, a 51-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on charges of aggravated sexual abuse, and abusive sexual contact. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, TWO TWO faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference. 17-51

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on May 2, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • ANDREW RUNNING CRANE, a 32-year-old resident of Heart Butte, appeared on charges of theft of federally provided welfare benefits by fraud, and federal welfare assistance fraud. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, RUNNING CRANE faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General. PACER Case Reference. 17-19

 

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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Contact: 
Keri Leggett Acting Public Information Officer (406) 761-7715
Updated May 5, 2017