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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 23, 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 Aug. 19 was:

Benjamin Ira Badbear, 34, of Billings, and Carrie Marie Rinesmith, 39, of Billings. Badbear is charged with possession of a stolen firearm, receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment and prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Rinesmith is charged with possession of a stolen firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Badbear and Rinesmith face a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Both are detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-92.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston on Aug. 20 and pleading not guilty was:

Timothy Blackman, 27, of Browning, on charges of sexual abuse. If convicted of the most serious crime, Blackman faces a maximum of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. Blackman was released pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-52.

Appearing on Aug. 21 and pleading not guilty was:

Henry James Daychild, Jr., 41, of Box Elder, on charges of strangulation and domestic abuse by habitual offender. If convicted of the most serious crime, Daychild faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Daychild was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-61.

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 August 23, 2019