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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 22, 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 September 21, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • JOSHUA ABRAM DISKIN, a 47-year-old resident of Yuba City, California, appeared on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, DISKIN faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Eastern Montana HIDTA.  PACER Case Reference.  17-60

 

  • RONALD DUANE KNAUB, a 68-year-old resident of Shepherd, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, KNAUB faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  PACER Case Reference.  17-99

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on September 20, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • BRITTANY MARTELL, a 25-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, MARTELL faces 40 years in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and 4 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.   PACER Case Reference.  17-61

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on September 19, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • ROBERT ALAN CONNOLLY, a 67-year-old resident of Ranson, West Virginia, appeared on charges of failure to register/update registration as a sexual offender.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, CONNOLLY faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release.  The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.   PACER Case Reference.  17-60

 

  • LANDON DUPREE, a 31-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, DUPREE faces 40 years in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and 4 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.   PACER Case Reference.  17-61

 

  • STEPHAN DUANE KOROL-LOCKE, a 44-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of attempted coercion and enticement.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, KOROL-LOCKE faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and Great Falls Police Department.   PACER Case Reference.  17-62

 

  • JODY DOWD WOOTEN, a 50-year-old resident of Sacramento, California, 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 charge contained in the indictment, WOOTEN faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, Russell Country Drug Task Force, and Lewistown Police Department.  PACER Case Reference.  17-65

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls, on September 14, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • EDWARD DEAN CASSIDY, a 50-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of abusive sexual contact.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, CASSIDY 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.  17-59

 

  • LEWIS PATRICK MARCHAND, a 57-year-old resident of Heart Butte, appeared on charges of failure to register.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, MARCHAND faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service. PACER Case Reference.  17-63

 

  • JONATHAN PAUL SCHULZ, a 48-year-old resident of Conrad, appeared on charges of felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, SCHULZ faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference.  17-64

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on September 12, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • MISTY NICOLE MARCUM, a 38-year-old resident of Bakersfield, California, appeared on charges counterfeiting and forging obligations or securities of the United States, and passing or uttering counterfeit obligations or securities of the United States.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, MARCUM faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.  PACER Case Reference.  16-99

 

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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KERI LEGGETT Acting Public Information Officer (406) 761-7715
Updated September 22, 2017