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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 1, 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 Oct. 29 was:

Robert Earnest Frazier II, 44, of Laurel, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious crime, Frazier faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Frazier was detained pending further proceedings. The Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 19-128.

Anthony Pretty On Top, 34, of Lodge Grass, on charges of failure to register as a sex offender. If convicted of the most serious crime, Pretty On Top faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to life of supervised release. Pretty On Top was detained pending further proceedings. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 19-135.

Christina Nicole Deharo, 28, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm and false statement. If convicted of the most serious crime, Deharo faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Deharo was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.  Pacer case reference. 19-127.

Appearing on Oct. 30 was:

Aljay Michael Bighair, 31, of Lame Deer, on charges of possession of a firearm not registered in National Firearms Registration. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bighair faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Bighair was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case.  Pacer case reference. 19-125.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Oct. 31 was:

Alonzo First Rider, 24, of Cut Bank, on charges of possession with intent to distribute meth and distribution of meth near an elementary school. If convicted of the most serious crime, First Rider faces a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and five years of supervised release. First Rider was detained pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 19-56.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen DeSoto and pleading not guilty on Oct. 31 was:

Bryan Berg, 35, of Spokane, WA, on charges of Lacey Act Violation: illegal transportation of grizzly bear claws and failure to report. If convicted of the most serious crime, Berg faces a maximum one year in prison, a $10,000 fine and one year of supervised release. Berg was released pending further proceedings. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 19-47.

Appearing on a criminal complaint for an initial appearance on Oct. 31 was:

Raymond Girhart Bouldin, 37, of Missoula, on charges of drug user in possession and possession of an unregistered firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bouldin faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Bouldin was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Missoula Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force and the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 19-69.

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 November 1, 2019