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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 27, 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 Nov. 26 was:

Lynn Robert Kuntz, 40, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth and distribution of meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Kuntz faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Kuntz was released pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. Pacer case reference. 19-144.

Patrick Bryan Cleveland, 39, of Billings, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute meth and distribution of meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Cleveland faces a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Cleveland was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. Pacer case reference. 19-144.

Jonathan Coey Beaumont, Sr., 44, of Pryor, on charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. If convicted of the most serious crime, Beaumont faces a minimum mandatory 30 years to life in prison, a $250,000 fine and at least five years of supervised release. Beaumont was released pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI. Pacer case reference. 19-143.

Roberto Castillo-Iscoa, 37, of Honduras, on charges of illegal re-entry. If convicted of the most serious crime, Castillo-Iscoa faces a maximum two years in prison, a $250,000 fine and one year of supervised release. Castillo-Iscoa was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Pacer case reference. 19-126.

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 27, 2019