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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 15, 2019

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 and indictments handed down by the Grand Jury were unsealed. Indictments 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 Feb. 12 was:

NICHOLAS TYLER SMITH, 24, of Livingston, on charges of receipt of a firearm while under information and false statement in firearms acquisition. Smith was detained. If convicted of the most serious crime, Smith faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-06.

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Feb. 13 was:

DUSTIN CHARLES GOUDREAUX, 29, of Lame Deer, on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Goudreaux was detained. If convicted of the most serious crime, Goudreaux faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-09.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch on Feb. 12 was:

JUSTIN MICHAEL ALLEN, 33, of Los Angeles, CA, on a criminal complaint charging him with felon in possession of a firearm. Allen waived a preliminary hearing and is detained. If convicted of the most serious crime, Allen faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. Pacer case reference. 19-17.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch on Feb. 13 was:

DEREK ALAN DEMBOWSKI, 41, of Thompson Falls, on a criminal complaint charging him with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and distribution of methamphetamine. He is detained. If convicted of the most serious crime, Dembowski faces a minimum mandatory five years to life, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Pacer case reference. 19-15.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch on Feb. 14 were:

JENNIFER JILL DANNA, 46, and PRZEMEK ROGALSKI, 40, both of California, on a criminal complaint charging them with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Both are detained. Judge Lynch found there was probable cause to proceed and the case will be presented to a grand jury. If convicted of the most serious crime, Danna and Rogalski face a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and a minimum five years of supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pacer case reference. 19-18.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Feb. 14 was:

DOUGLAS JOSEPH DAYRIDER, 38, of Cut Bank, on charges of failure to register as a sex offender on the Blackfeet Reservation. He was detained. If convicted of the most serious crime, Dayrider faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Pacer case reference. 19-05.

If any of the above cases are of interest to your media organization and the community it serves, we encourage you to monitor the progress of the case regularly through the U.S. District Court calendar and the PACER system.

To establish a PACER account, which will allow you to review documents filed in the case, please go to, http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the district court’s calendar, please go to https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4523
Updated February 15, 2019