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Informational: Federal Court arraignments

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

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 Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Sept. 8 was:

Dewayne C. Shoots, Jr., 28, of Poplar, on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon. If convicted of the most serious crime, Shoots faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Shoots was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Wolf Point Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-65.

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 To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit










Clair J. Howard
Public Affairs Officer

Updated September 10, 2021