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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 24, 2016

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 Lynch in Missoula on March 23, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • GEORGE GERALDO a 42-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, GERALDO faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  16-15
  • JAMIE RYAN MISCAMPBELL a 31-year-old resident of Kila, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and distribution of methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, CAMPBELL faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Northwest Drug Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations.  PACER Case Reference.  16-17
  • ANDREW JOSEPH SHIELDS a 32-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and distribution of methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, SHIELDS faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Northwest Drug Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations.  PACER Case Reference.  16-17

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on March 22, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • TYRELL HENDERSON, a 26-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on charges of involuntary manslaughter. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, HENDERSON faces 8 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  16-10
  • ARIANNE LATRAY, a 23-year-old resident of Harlem, appeared on charges of second degree murder. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, LATRAY faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  16-21

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on March 22, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • STEVE ALAN BRITTNER a 50-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and distribution of methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, BRITTNER faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  16-15

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on March 21, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • KAULIKA THARA ARENSBERG, a 35-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, ARENSBERG faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Missoula HIDTA and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  PACER Case Reference.  16-11
  • JAMES MICHAEL RANDALL, a 31-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, RANDALL faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Missoula HIDTA and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  PACER Case Reference.  16-11

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on March 18, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JENNIFER BROOKE BUSHNELL, a 30-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, BUSHNELL faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Missouri River Drug Task Force.  PACER Case Reference.  15-13
  • GABRIEL CALVIN SMITH, a 39-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, SMITH faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Missouri River Drug Task Force.  PACER Case Reference.  15-13

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on March 17, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JONATHAN JAY EAGLEMAN, a 50-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on charges of false statements to a federal agency.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, EAGLEMAN faces 5 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency.  PACER Case Reference.  16-06

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on March 15, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • LOREN JAMES RIDER, a 38-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury/aiding and abetting.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, RIDER faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  16-17

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula March 15, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • KELLY GORDON DUPUIS, a 26-year-old resident of Polson, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, DUPUIS faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Missoula HIDTA and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  PACER Case Reference.  16-11

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.

MELISSA HORNBEIN, Public Information Officer, (406) 457-5277
Updated March 24, 2016