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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 beyond a reasonable doubt:

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on June 6 was:

Jaylin John Ridesatthedoor, 19, of Browning, on charges of attempted kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. If convicted of the most serious crime, Ridesatthedoor faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Ridesatthedoor was released pending further proceedings. The FBI, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services and Glacier County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 23-38.

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 To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit




Clair Johnson Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated June 9, 2023

Press Release Number: 23-184