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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14, 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.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Strong in Great Falls on November 13, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

KYLE YOUNG, a 33-year-old resident of Hays, appeared on charges of strangulation and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, YOUNG, 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: 14-104

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby in Billings on November 12, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

KRISTOFER MIKAL WRIGHT, a 27-year-old resident of Cody, Wyoming, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, WRIGHT, faces life in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. PACER Case Reference: 14-112

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby in Billings on November 10, 2014, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

JUSTIN JAMES SHELTON, a 32-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of failure to register as a sex offender. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, SHELTON, faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release. The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service. PACER Case Reference: 14-110

LAWRENCE WALTER LARSON, a 45-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, LARSON, 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: 14-17

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