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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 26, 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 25, 2018 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • BRANDON LEE REYNOLDS, a 34-year-old resident of Acton, appeared on charges of felon in possession of firearms.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, REYNOLDS 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.  17-147

 

  • BRANDON CARL RUSSELL, a 29-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and distribute of methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, RUSSELL faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the FBI Task Force.  PACER Case Reference.  18-12

 

  • TIMOTHY FREDERICK WOOD, a 46-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, WOOD faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the FBI Task Force.  PACER Case Reference.  18-12

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on January 24, 2018 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • IRVING URIEL GALINDO SANTOS, a 29-year-old resident of Mexico, appeared on charges of illegal reentry.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, SANTOS faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the United States Border Patrol.  PACER Case Reference.  18-05

 

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on January 23, 2018 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

 

  • BRANDON JAMES BELAKOVICH, a 43-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of distribution of methamphetamine.  .  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, BELAKOVICH faces 40 years in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and 4 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the FBI Task Force.  PACER Case Reference.  18-06

 

  • DAVIDA KESHA BLAINE, a 42-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of distribution of methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, BLAINE faces 40 years in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and 4 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by Department of Homeland Security.   PACER Case Reference.  18-07

 

  • GRADY EWING MAYS, a 66-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of failure to register as a sex offender.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, MAYS 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.  17-131

 

  • SHAWNA MAE SMITH, a 39-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, SMITH 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.  18-13

 

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 26, 2018