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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 1, 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 November 30, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • ROBERT CHARLES SCOTT, a 37-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a person under a domestic order.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, SCOTT 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.  17-134

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on November 28, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • CHRISTOPHER RICHARD MUNDT, a 27-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of robbery affecting commerce.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, MUNDT faces 20 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 and the Billings Police Department.  PACER Case Reference.  17-132

 

  • HEATHER LYNN STOUT, a 36-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, STOUT 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 and the United States Probation Office.    PACER Case Reference.  17-137

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on November 28, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • RICHARD CEYNAR, a 34-year-old resident of Williston, North Dakota, appeared on charges of conspiracy to illegally hunt, kill, and traffic mountain lions, interstate transport and possession of illegally killed mountain lions and false labeling.   If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, CEYNAR faces 5 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  PACER Case Reference.  17-18

 

  • ERNEST JABLONSKY, a 51-year-old resident of Plains, appeared on charges of conspiracy to illegally hunt, kill, and traffic mountain lions, illegal sale of outfitted mountain lion hunts, and false labeling.   If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, JABLONSKY faces 5 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  PACER Case Reference.  17-18

 

  • MITCH THEULE, a 29-year-old resident of Townsend, appeared on charges of conspiracy to illegally hunt, kill, and traffic mountain lions, and illegal sale of outfitted mountain lion hunts. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, THEULE faces 5 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  PACER Case Reference.  17-18

 

  • ANTONIO TODD TIGART, a 21-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm.   If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, TIGART faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Great Falls Police Department.  PACER Case Reference.  17-75

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on November 22, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • LARRY DARNELL SIMS, a 44-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, SIMS 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.  17-136

 

  • ARSCENIO TONY NOT AFRAID, a 30-year-old resident of Hardin, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of a unregistered firearm.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, NOT AFRAID 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.  17-109

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on November 21, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • CHRISTINA ANN JACKSON, a 42-year-old resident of Boise, Idaho, appeared on charges of transportation of a person with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.  If convicted of the charges contained in the indictment, JACKSON 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.  17-117

 

  • WHITEBIRD LIMPY, a 34-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on charges of second degree murder.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, LIMPY faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of India Affairs.  PACER Case Reference.  17-130

 

  • DEREK DEXTER SHOULDERBLADE, a 23-year-old resident of Ashland, appeared on charges of second degree murder.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, SHOULDERBLADE faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  17-135

 

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

 

  • JAMES V. DAY, a 48-year-old resident of Thompson Falls, appeared on charges of conspiracy to illegally hunt, kill, and traffic mountain lions, and false labeling.   If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, DAY faces 5 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  PACER Case Reference.  17-18

 

 

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 December 1, 2017