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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 6, 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 May 5 was:

Shaydel Alissa Spang, 25, of Lame Deer, on charges of strangulation. If convicted of the most serious crime, Spang faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Spang was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-49.

Appearing on May 2 was:

William Paul Jefferson, 36, of Lodge Grass, 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, Jefferson faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Jefferson was detained pending further proceedings. The Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-42.

Charles Antonio Gray, 46, of Everett, Washington, 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, Gray faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Gray was detained pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-16.

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 Johnson Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-117
Updated May 6, 2022