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 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 Jeremiah C. Lynch and pleading not guilty on April 16 was:
JUDITH JOHANNA COSSETTE, 66, of Kalispell, on charges of murder for hire. If convicted of the most serious crime, Cossette faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Cossette was released pending trial. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-16.
Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on April 18 was:
TYRUS EUGENE BROCKIE, 19, of Hays, on charges of sexual abuse of a minor. If convicted of the most serious crime, Brockie faces a maximum of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to a lifetime of supervised release. Brockie was detained. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-26.
JEREMY DAVIS WING, 40, of Lodgepole, on charges of domestic abuse by habitual offender. If convicted of the most serious crime, Wing faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Wing was detained. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-27.
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.