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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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 Judge Ostby in Billings on October 9, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

ADRIAN RALPH KRELL, a 43-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of drug user in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, KRELL, faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release. The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration. PACER Case Reference: 13-96

CHRISTOPHER RALPH MARQUIS, a 67-year-old resident of St. George, Utah, appeared on charges of possession of child pornography. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, MARQUIS, faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 14-98

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, To access the district court's calendar, please go to

Updated January 14, 2015