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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 Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Nov. 23 was:

John Randolph Bland, IV, 58, of Livingston, on charges of possession of a stolen firearm and prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bland faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Bland was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Livingston Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-131.

Appearing for an initial appearance on a criminal complaint was:

Marshall Vincent Lucas, 41, of Roundup, on charges of sexual exploitation of children. If convicted of the most serious crime, Lucas faces a mandatory minimum 15 years to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. Lucas was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Montana Division of Criminal Investigation and Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-160.

Michael Joseph Owens, 42, of Colorado, on charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. If convicted of the most serious crime, Owens faces a mandatory minimum five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and four years of supervised release. Owens was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation investigated the case.  PACER case reference. 22-161.

Appearing on Nov. 22 and pleading not guilty was:

Jacob Parker Renouard, 33, of Spokane, Washington, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. If convicted of the most serious crime, Renouard faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Renouard was released pending further proceedings. The FBI and Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-125.

Tysawn Dantae Pine, 24, of Busby, on charges of strangulation. If convicted of the most serious crime, Pine faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Pine was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-80.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Nov. 22 was:

David Loren Waldeck, 57, of Port Orchard, Washington, on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl. If convicted of the most serious crime, Waldeck faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Waldeck was detained pending further proceedings. Homeland Security Investigations, the Flathead Tribal Police Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-59.

Derek Steven Trumbull, 35, of Missoula, on charges of felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Trumbull faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Trumbull was detained pending further proceedings. The Missoula Police Department, Montana Probation and Parole and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-52.

Donald Willard Stebbins, 30, of Missoula, on charges of felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Stebbins faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Stebbins was released pending further proceedings. The Missoula Police Department, Montana Probation and Parole and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  PACER case reference. 22-53.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Nov. 22 was:

Kelly Sterling Wait, 45, of Williston, North Dakota, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious crime, Wait faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release on the drug charge and a mandatory minimum five years to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release on the firearm charge. Wait was detained pending further proceedings. Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Russell Country Drug Task Force and the Montana Highway Patrol investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-95.

Yevgeniy Rudnitskiy, 34, of Spokane, Washington, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. If convicted of the most serious crime, Rudnitskiy faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release. Rudnitskiy was detained pending further proceedings. Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Russell Country Drug Task Force and the Montana Highway Patrol investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-95.

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

Updated November 23, 2022

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Release Number: 22-290