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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 23, 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 Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Dec. 23 was:

Isaiah Benjamin Antelope, 26, of Butte, on charges of strangulation and assault resulting in serious bodily injury of dating partner. If convicted of the most serious crime, Antelope faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Antelope was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-112.

Appearing on a criminal complaint on Dec. 23 was:

Jeramiah Kayson Gohde, 24, of Belgrade, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Gohde faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Gohde was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  PACER case reference. 21-78.

Appearing on Dec. 22 was:

Ray Allen Castro III, 34, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm and receipt of firearm by person under felony indictment. If convicted of the most serious crime, Castro faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Castro was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-113.

Appearing on Dec. 20 was:

Kimberly Marie Kelch, 44, of Billings, on charges of bank fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. If convicted of the most serious crime, Kelch faces a maximum of 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release on the bank fraud crime and a mandatory minimum two years in prison, a $250,000 fine and one year of supervised release consecutive to any other sentence on the aggravated identity theft crime. Kelch was detained pending further proceedings. The IRS investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-100.

Isabel Lopez-Martinez, 60, of Modesto, California, on charges of conspiracy to possess controlled substances with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin. If convicted of the most serious crime, Lopez-Martinez faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Lopez-Martinez was released pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case. PACER case reference. 13-92

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 December 23, 2021