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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 22, 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 Johnson in Great Falls on July 21, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • MITCHELL LAWRENCE LAMERE, a 22-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on charges of first degree murder, second degree murder, and arson.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, LAMERE 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. 16-52

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Ostby in Billings on July 19, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • DEVAN GREGORY SANCHEZ, a 24-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on charges of assault with intent to commit murder, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with a dangerous weapon, and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, SANCHEZ 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. 16-67

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on July 19, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • CHARISE LOUISE DUNN, a 51-year-old resident of Hamilton, appeared on charges of supplemental security income fraud, and false statements.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, DUNN faces 5 years in prison, $250,000 in fines, and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General.  PACER Case Reference. 16-21

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on July 7, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JOHN MARVIN OLD CHIEF, a 24-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of conspiracy to commit arson of a dwelling, and attempted arson of a dwelling.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, OLD CHIEF 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. 16-48
  • JOHN MARVIN OLD CHIEF,  a 24-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession  with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine.    The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.   PACER Case Reference. 16-38

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Ostby in Billings on July 6, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • ANTHONY MICHAEL McGARRY, a 29-year-old transient, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, McGARRY 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. 16-61

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Ostby in Billings on July 5, 2016 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • PAUL MICHAEL LABRIE, a 22-year-old resident of Big Timber, appeared on charges of uttering counterfeit obligations.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, LABRIE faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines, and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service.  PACER Case Reference. 16-45

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 July 22, 2016