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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 6, 2021

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, criminal complaints or informations. 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 Aug. 3 was:

Vincent Harry Kopacek, 76, of Fredericksburg, Texas, on charges of attempted sexual abuse of a minor, abusive sexual contact, and assault within maritime or territorial jurisdiction. If convicted of the most serious crime, Kopacek faces a maximum 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. Kopacek was released pending further proceedings. The FBI, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Public Safety Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-26.

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Aug. 6 was:

Raymond G. Fillion, 35, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious drug crime, Fillion faces a mandatory minimum five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least four years of supervised release. If convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, Fillion faces a mandatory minimum five years in prison consecutive to any other sentence. Fillion was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-47.

Appearing on Aug. 3 was:

Dew Rex Allenby, 34, of Richland, Washington, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious drug crime, Allenby faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. If convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, Allenby faces a mandatory minimum five years in prison consecutive to any other sentence. Allenby was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-38.

Rans Ray Carroll, Jr., 38, of Big Timber, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious drug crime, Carroll faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. If convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, Carroll faces a mandatory minimum five years in prison consecutive to any other sentence. Carroll was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-03.

Shay Austin Dontmix, 24, of Billings, on charges of possession of stolen firearms. If convicted of the most serious crime, Dontmix faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Dontmix was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-49.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Aug. 3 was:

Dejarreh La’kean Talley, aka “DJ” Talley, 23, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, on charges of burglary. If convicted of the most serious crime, Talley faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $50,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Talley was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and Fort Peck Law Enforcement investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-74.

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 J. Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Updated August 6, 2021