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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 15, 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 Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on July 14 was:

Andre Jean Reum, 24, of Wolf Point, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, attempted possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and threatening a family member of a federal law enforcement officer. If convicted of the most serious crime, Reum faces a mandatory minimum five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and four years of supervised release. Reum was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-52.

Jessica Rose Menth, 33, of Helena, on charges of access device fraud, aggravated identity theft and possession of stolen mail. If convicted of the most serious crime, Menth faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release on the fraud charge and a mandatory two years in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and one year of supervised release on the identity theft charge. Menth was detained pending further proceedings. The U.S. Postal Service and Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-05.

Nolan James Hendrickson, 34, of Poplar, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault of intimate partner by strangulation and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. If convicted of the most serious crime, Hendrickson faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Hendrickson was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Peck Department of Law and Justice investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-49.

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on July 15 was:

Shania Lynn Burns, 19, a transient, on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. If convicted of the most serious crime, Burns faces a maximum of 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release on the bank fraud charge and a mandatory minimum two years in prison, consecutive to any other crime, a $250,000 fine and one year of supervised release on the identity theft charge. Burns was detained pending further proceedings. The Billings Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-67.

Appearing on July 14 was:

William Jay Crow, 57, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Crow faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Crow was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-64.

Appearing on July 12 was:

Mary Johanna Amyotte, 41, 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, Amyotte faces a mandatory minimum of five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least four years of supervised release. Amyotte was released pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-37.

Jonathan Andrew Rasco, 42, a transient, on charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, counterfeiting obligations of the United States and possession of stolen mail. If convicted of the most serious crime, Rasco faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and at least three years of supervised release on the wire fraud charge and a mandatory minimum two years in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and one year of supervised release on the identity theft charge. Rasco was detained pending further proceedings. The U.S. Secret Service investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-45.

Charles Allen Johnson, 58, of Henderson, Nevada, 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, Johnson faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Johnson was detained pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Montana Division of Criminal Investigation investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-45.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on July 8 was:

Jeremy Johannes Hennick, 51, of Superior, on charges of timber set afire. If convicted of the most serious crime, Hennick faces a maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Hennick was detained pending further proceedings. The U.S. Forest Service investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-35.

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 Johnson Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-178
Updated July 15, 2022