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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 5, 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 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 July 1 was:

Dekker Karl Boeke, 26, of Roundup, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm and unlawful user of controlled substance in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Boeke faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Boeke was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-78.

Appearing on July 2 was:

Keyshaun Frank Left Hand, 19, of Crow Agency, on charges of assault resulting in substantial injury to a dating partner and kidnapping. If convicted of the most serious crime, Left Hand faces a maximum of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. Left Hand was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-85.

Sarah Marie Guckeen, 36, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Guckeen faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Guckeen was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI task force and Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. Pacer case reference. 19-83.

Thomas Joseph Mascarena, 43, a transient in Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Mascarena faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Mascarena was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-70.

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 406-247-4623
Updated July 5, 2019