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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 20, 2020

Informational: Federal Court arraignments

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned or appeared this week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Nov. 17 was:

Jerard David Threefingers, 31, of Lame Deer, on charges of involuntary manslaughter. If convicted of the most serious crime, Threefingers faces a maximum eight years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Threefingers was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-101.

Appearing and pleading not guilty Nov. 19 was:

Tyler Nathaniel Patterson, 26, of Billings, on charges of false statement during firearms transaction and illegal receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment. If convicted of the most serious crime, Patterson faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Patterson was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-127.

Kaycee Nicole Kolka, 26, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Kolka faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Kolka was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-126.

Jennifer Lee Adams, 41, of Billings, on charges of false statement during a firearms transaction. If convicted of the most serious crime, Adams faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Adams was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-118.

Gary Lee Paul Adams, 38, of McCammon, Idaho, on charges of felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Adams faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Adams was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and Manhattan Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-27.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Nov. 17 was:

Laura Ann Matye, 42, of Great Falls, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin. If convicted of the most serious crime, Matye faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release. Mayte was released pending further proceedings. The Department of Homeland Security and Great Falls Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-80.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Nov. 17 was:

Scott George Michael Daniels, 31, of Kalispell, on charges of conspiracy to distribute drugs, possession with intent to distribute drugs and prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Daniels faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Daniels was released pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-46.

The progress of cases may be monitored through the U.S. District Court Calendar and the PACER system. To establish a PACER account, which provides electronic access to review documents filed in a case, please visit http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

 

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Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4623
Updated November 20, 2020