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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 18, 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 Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Dec. 14 was:

Shawn Kenneth Kolb, 40, of Columbia Falls, on charges of false statement during a firearms transaction. If convicted of the most serious crime, Kolb faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Kolb was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-51.

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Dec. 15 was:

Michael Jacob Berberick, 37, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Berberick faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Berberick was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-119.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Dec. 15 was:

Kelcey James Morsette, 40, of Box Elder, on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. If convicted of the most serious crime, Morsette faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Morsette was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and Rocky Boy’s Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-34.

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 December 18, 2020