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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 12, 2018

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 January 11, 2018 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • WILSON ALEXIS FAJARDO FAJARDO, a 28-year-old resident of Mexico, appeared on charges of illegal re-entry.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, FAJARDO faces 2 years in prison, $250,000 in fines an 1 year supervised release.  The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. PACER Case Reference.  18-01

 

  • CANDELARIO MOLINA-MOLINA, a 34-year-old resident of Mexico, appeared on charges of illegal re-entry.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, MOLINA-MOLINA faces 2 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 1 year supervised release.  The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  PACER Case Reference.  18-02

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on January 11, 2018 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • CLAYTON PAUL MARTELL, a 32-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charges 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 Bureau of Indian Affairs.  PACER Case Reference.  18-02

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on January 10, 2018 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • MIKKEL DERRIK SHIELDS, a 33-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of burglary.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, SHIELDS faces 10 years in prison, $50,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  18-03

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on January 9, 2018 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • MANUEL PAZ SANCHEZ, JR., a 31-year-old resident of Sacramento, California, appeared on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, SANCHEZ faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. PACER Case Reference.  18-03

 

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on January 9, 2018 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • LEROY BEAUCHAMP, a 36-year-old resident of Wolf Point, appeared on charges of felony child abuse.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, BEAUCHAMP faces 10 years in prison, $50,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.  PACER Case Reference.  17-78

 

  • GEORGE LEON GOODRIE, a 44-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of robbery affecting commerce, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and prohibited person in possession of a firearm.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, GOODRIE faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Great Falls Police Department.  PACER Case Reference.  17-81

 

  • BOBBY LEE LAMERE, a 42-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm, and counterfeiting obligations or securities of the United States.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, LAMERE faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Great Falls Police Department.  PACER Case Reference.  17-82

 

  • NOVA BIG LEGGINS, a 28-year-old resident of Wolf Point, appeared on charges of felony child abuse.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, BIG LEGGINS faces 10 years in prison, $50,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.  PACER Case Reference.  17-78

 

  • EDWARD ANTHONY TORRES, a 22-year-old resident of Babb, appeared on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, TORRES 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.  18-04

 

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on January 8, 2018 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • CYNTHIA MIREYA LOZANO, a 25-year-old resident of Merced, California, appeared on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  If convicted of the most serious charge in the indictment, LOZANO faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montana Highway Patrol.  PACER Case Reference.  17-145

 

 

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 January 12, 2018