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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 13, 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 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 Aug. 11 was:

Adrian Gutierrez, 20, of Gallatin County, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Gutierrez faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Gutierrez was detained pending further proceedings. The Missouri River Drug Task Force investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-18.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Aug. 12 was:

Colleen Denise Abresch, 64, of Great Falls, and Mark Edwin Abresch, 63, of Great Falls, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute meth and distribution of meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, both defendants face a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Both defendants were detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and Great Falls Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-49.

Ashley Nicole Rico, 34, of Great Falls, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Rico faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Rico was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Great Falls Police Department, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office and Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-52.

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Aug. 12 was:

Tirrell Lewis, 40, of Billings, on charges of felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Lewis faces a maximum 10 years in prison, $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Lewis was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-46.

Jerry Allen Stone Jr., aka Joshua Ivan Doefer, 38, of Culbertson, on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. If convicted of the most serious crime, Stone faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Stone was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-54.

Roy “Doc” Rosales, 27, of Dickinson, North Dakota, on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious crime, Rosales faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and at least three years of supervised release on the drug offense and a mandatory minimum five years to life in prison consecutive to any other crime and a $250,000 fine on the firearm offense. Rosales was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-26.

Donald Ray Gardner, 58, of Lodge Grass, on charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and abusive sexual contact. If convicted of the most serious crime, Gardner faces life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. Gardner was released pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-70.

Dakota James Calendrillo, 30, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Calendrillo faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Calendrillo was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-48.

Appearing on Aug. 13 and pleading not guilty was:

Lydia Lynn Doney, 29, address unknown, on charges of distribution of meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Doney faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and at least four years of supervised release. Doney was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-104.

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 13, 2021