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 Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on May 30 was:
Julian Tyler Baughman, 36, of Billings, on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious crime, Baughman faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and five years of supervised release. Baughman was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-63.
Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch and pleading not guilty on May 30 was:
Gage Lawrence Carnefix, 22, of Bozeman, on charges of distribution of child pornography, receipt of child porn and possession of child porn. If convicted of the most serious crime, Carnefix faces a minimum mandatory five years to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. Carnefix was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Helena Police Department and the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Pacer case reference. 19-10.
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.
Clair Johnson Howard
Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer
Updated May 31, 2019