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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 Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Nov. 29 was:

Damon Alexander Wahl, 46, of Clinton, on charges of wire fraud and money laundering. If convicted of the most serious crime, Wahl faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Wahl was released pending further proceedings. The FBI and IRS investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-58.

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Dec. 1 was:

Christian Aaron Monroy, 24, of Pryor, on charges of domestic assault by a habitual offender. If convicted of the most serious crime, Monroy faces a maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Monroy was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated the case.  PACER case reference. 22-109.

Appearing on Nov. 29 was:

Jaren Michael Stennerson, 37, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm and receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment for a felony. If convicted of the most serious crime, Stennerson faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Stennerson was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-139.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Nov. 28 was:

Kyle Lynn Brown, 48, of Browning, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Brown faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Brown was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services and Montana Highway Patrol investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-91.

Brittany Lynn Gervais, 25, of Browning, on charges of aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse of a minor and sexual abuse. If convicted of the most serious crime, Gervais faces life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. Gervais was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-93.

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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Contact

Clair Johnson Howard

Public Affairs Officer

406-247-4623

Updated December 2, 2022

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Release Number: 22-296