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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 15, 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.

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 December 12, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

• PRESTON DAVID BELL, a 21-year-old resident of Wyola, appeared on charges of uttering counterfeit obligations. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, BELL faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service. PACER Case Reference: 14-114

• JAMES MICHAEL CARROLL, a 32-yeard-old resident of Columbus, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, CARROLL 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: 14-70

• HAYDEN ONEIL LOWRY, a 20-year-old resident of Miles City, appeared on charges of possession of stolen firearms and robbery involving motor vehicles. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, LOWRY faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. PACER Case Reference: 14-57

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