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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 11, 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 Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Oct. 8 was:

Emily Kaye Marie Gourneau, 32, of Poplar, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. If convicted of the most serious crime, Gourneau faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Gourneau was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI, Wolf Point Police Department and Fort Peck Tribal law enforcement. Pacer case reference. 19-74.

Allesandro Shalamar Foursouls, 27, of Harlem, on charges of assault by strangulation and assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to a dating partner. If convicted of the most serious crime, Foursouls faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Foursouls was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI and Fort Belknap Law Enforcement Services. Pacer case reference. 19-73.

Zachary Shawn Kendall, 27, of Fort Belknap Agency, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and domestic abuse by habitual offender. If convicted of the most serious crime, Kendall faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Kendall was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI and Fort Belknap Law Enforcement Services. Pacer case reference. 19-75.

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Oct. 8 was:

Wyatt Michael Grayson, 23, of Billings, on charges of possession of a stolen firearm and receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment. If convicted of the most serious crime, Grayson faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Grayson was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pacer case reference. 19-117.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Oct. 8 was:

Biranna Nicole Sparling, 32, of Ronan, on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious crime, Sparling faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and five years of supervised release. Sparling was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pacer case reference. 19-46.

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 October 11, 2019