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

Friday, March 29, 2019

Informational: Federal Court appearance

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following person had an initial appearance today in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Jeremiah C. Lynch on a criminal complaint. Criminal complaints are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

CHARLES GIBSON BAILEY, 32, of West Yellowstone, on charges of possession of a firearm by a person who is subject to a court order that restrains such person from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner of such person. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bailey faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Bailey was detained. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Yellowstone Police Department. Pacer case reference. 19-26-m-JCL.

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.

To establish a PACER account, which will allow you to review documents filed in the case, please go to, To access the district court’s calendar, please go to




Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4623
Updated March 29, 2019