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 Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan on a criminal complaint on Oct. 12 was:
Robert Stuart Quam, 42, of Belgrade, on charges of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, felon in possession of a firearm and distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl. If convicted of the most serious crime, Quam faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and five years of supervised release on the drug charge and a mandatory five years in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release on the crime of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Quam was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Missouri River Drug Task Force and Billings Police Department conducted the investigation. PACER case reference. 23-144.
Appearing on an indictment and pleading not guilty on Oct. 10 was:
Glenn Gale Ware, 45, of Hardin, on charges of threats to injure or murder a federal law enforcement officer and harassing phone calls. If convicted of the most serious crime, Ware faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Ware was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 23-117.
Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston on a criminal complaint on Oct. 11 was:
Cesar Alberto Montiel-Gonzalez, 52, of Mexico, on charges of illegal entry into the United States. If convicted of the most serious charge, Montiel-Gonzalez faces a maximum of six months in prison, a $5,000 fine and one year of supervised release. Montiel-Gonzalez was detained pending further proceedings. The U.S. Border Patrol conducted the investigation. PACER case reference. 23-94.
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.
Clair J. Howard
Public Affairs Officer
Updated October 13, 2023
Press Release Number: 23-384