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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 13, 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 Missoula on Sept. 13 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto on a criminal complaint was:

Allan Roy Goodman, 42, of Missoula, on charges of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, conspiracy to distribute meth and distribution of meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Goodman faces minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison and five years of supervised release. Goodman was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI and the Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force.  Pacer case reference. 19-59.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris on Sept. 11 and pleading not guilty was:

Sean Henry White Bremner, 24, of Browning, on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, sexual exploitation of a child, receipt of child pornography and transfer of obscene material to a minor. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bremner faces a maximum 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. Bremner was release pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-65.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston on Sept. 11 and pleading not guilty was:

 Logan Michael Burke, also known as Logan Old Chief, on charges of assault of dating partner by suffocation and assault of dating partner by strangulation. If convicted of the most serious crime, Burke faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Burke was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services. Pacer case reference. 19-66.

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan on Sept. 13 and pleading not guilty was:

Chase Woodenlegs, 29, of Busby, on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with a weapon and strangulation. If convicted of the most serious crime, Woodenlegs faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Woodenlegs was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI.  Pacer case reference. 19-114.

Gregg Allen Johnson, 41, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most crimes, Johnson faces a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least four years of supervised release on the drug count and a minimum mandatory 10 years to life, consecutive to any other sentence, on one of the firearms counts. Johnson was detain3ed pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-108.

Rane Sawyer Black, 21, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Black faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Black was released pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-96.

Appearing on Sept. 10 and pleading not guilty was:

Eric Shane Ennis, 40, of Shepherd, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition. If convicted of the most serious crime, Ennis faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-106.

Jose Antonio Escobedo, 46, 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, Escobedo faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Escobedo was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. Pacer case reference. 19-113.

Cesar Hernandez-Rodriguez, 35, of Mexico, on charges of illegal re-entry. If convicted of the most serious crime, Hernandez-Rodriguez faces a maximum two years in prison, a $250,000 fine and one year of supervised release. The case was investigated by the Border Patrol. Pacer case reference. 19-115.

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 September 13, 2019