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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, March 29, 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 25, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • LSUM MANLEY CAIBAIOSAI, a 35-year-old resident of Hobbema, Alberta, appeared on charges of theft of government property and false statements. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, Caibaiosai faces 10 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General. PACER Case Reference: 13-44
  • AN DALE FREESE, a 47-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of sexual abuse of a minor. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, FREESE faces life imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference: 14-19
  • LE HANDRAN, a 33 year-old resident of Scobey, appeared on charges of acquiring a controlled substances by fraud, forgery, deception. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, HANDRAN faces 4 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. PACER Case Reference: 14-36
  • N WILLARD HUNN, a 47 year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of distribution of Vicodin resulting in death, distribution of Vicodin, Soma, Ambiem, and Xanax, and distribution of dextro-amphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, HUNN faces 20 years imprisonment, $1,000.000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. PACER Case Reference: 14-28
  • NSING ZACHARY ROCK ABOVE, a 29-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on charges of assault resulting in seriously bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, ROCK ABOVE faces 10 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. PACER Case Reference: 14-35
  • VA ESTELLE THREE IRONS, a 23-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, THREE IRONS faces 10 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. PACER Case Reference: 14-34

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on March 26, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • RRY WARREN ERVIN, JR., a 38-year-old resident of Bozeman, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, ERVIN, faces 40 years imprisonment, $5,000,000 in fines and 4 years supervised release. The case investigated by the Missouri River Drug Task Force. PACER Case Reference: 14-04-BU-DLC

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Holter in Great Falls on March 27, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • GAN ROSE FLYING, a 26-year-old resident of Harlem, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, FLYING faces 20 years imprisonment, $1,000,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. PACER Case Reference: 14-16
  • AN ANTONIO MALDONADO-AXUME, a 23-year-old resident of Honduras, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, MALDONADO-AXUME faces 20 years imprisonment, $1,000,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. PACER Case Reference: 14-16

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Ostby in Billings on March 27, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • IAN KEITH HARVEY, a 41 year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, HARVEY 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: 14-29

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on March 27, 2014 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • AD JEFFREY HENDRIX, a 28-year-old-resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of possession of stolen firearms. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, HENDRIX faces 10 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Missoula Police Department. PACER Case Reference: 14-06
  • LISSA A. WALLACE: a 28 year-old-resident of Billings, appeared on charges of wire fraud, theft of government property, and fraud. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, WALLACE faces 20 years imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General. PACER Case Reference: 14-13

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