Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on March 14, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individual was arraigned:
JOURDEN ST. MARKS, a 23-year-old resident of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, appeared on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, ST. MARKS faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.