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Information: Federal Court Arraignments

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

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 Judge Strong in Great Falls on May 13, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • TERRY LEE MESSOM, a 45-year-old resident of Plentywood, appeared on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, MESSOM faces 20 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 14-31

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