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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 4, 2014

Information: Federal Court Arraignments

The United States Attorney's Office today 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 Ostby in Billings on March 31, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • MARQUIS DELAFEVETTE DAVIS, a 33 year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, DAVIS faces 10 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. PACER Case Reference: 14-33
  • STEVEN DOUGLAS FOURSTAR, a 46-year-old resident of Shepard, appeared on charges of unlawful purchase of ephedrine base and pseudoephedrine. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, FOURSTAR faces 1 year imprisonment and $1,000 in fines. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. PACER Case Reference: 14-25
  • DANIEL JOSEPH HARPOLD, a 39-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of a sawed-off firearm. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, HARPOLD faces 10 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm. PACER Case Reference: 14-31

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on April 1, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • CHARLES DOUGLAS MYERS, a 29-year-old resident of Bozeman, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. If convicted of the most serious charge in the indictment, MYERS faces 10 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. PACER Case Reference: 14-06

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Strong in Great Falls on April 1, 2014 and entering please of Not Guilty were:

  • TIMOTHY SEAN COLEMAN, a 43-year-old resident from Walla Walla, Washington, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, COLEMAN faces life imprisonment, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release. The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. PACER Case Reference: 13-103

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Strong in Great Falls on April 2, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • ELAINE FASTHORSE, a 30 year-old-resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and kidnaping. If convicted of the most serious charge in the indictment, FASTHORSE faces life imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 5 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: 14-15
  • JEANETTE PAYNE, a 27-year-old resident of Wolf Point, appeared on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine in the presence of a minor and felony child abuse and neglect. If convicted of the most serious charges in the indictment, PAYNE faces 20 years imprisonment, $1,000,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 14-20

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Ostby in Billings on April 2, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • SHAWN ALLEN CASSIDY, a 34-year-old transient, appeared on charges of incest and aggravated sexual abuse. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, CASSIDY faces life imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 5 years supervised

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 12-93

  • ERIC BLAINE SIMPSON, a 48-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of felon in possession of firearms, possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number and possession of unregistered firearms. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, SIMPSON faces 10 years imprison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. PACER Case Reference: 14-31
  • GARRETT SIDNEY WADDA, a 35-year-old transient, appeared on charges of first degree murder and aggravated sexual abuse. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, WADDA faces life imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 14-27

The indictment is merely a formal charging document. It is not proof of guilt and all persons indicted are presumed to be innocent of any crime until proof of guilt is established by trial or guilty plea.

The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently transitioning its media program to new media contacts. Resources and this transition may affect the amount of information the office can process and disclose in a timely manner. Therefore, 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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Updated January 14, 2015