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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 18, 2022

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 Feb. 17 was:

James Edward Dempster, 42, of Big Timber, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Dempster faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Dempster was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-03.

Raynard Dublunch Porche, 49, of Nampa, Idaho, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Porche faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-08.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Feb. 17 was:

Michael Scott Naron, 33, address unknown, on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Naron faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Naron was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, Missoula Police Department and Montana Highway Patrol investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-18.

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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Component(s): 
Contact: 
Clair J. Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-050
Updated February 18, 2022