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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 20, 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 Dec. 20 was:

Dale Lee Musgrave, 50, of Pompeys Pillar, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. If convicted of the most serious crime, Musgrave faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release. Musgrave was released pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. Pacer case reference. 19-159.

Appearing on Dec. 17 on a criminal complaint:

Tyler Fleming, 37, of Billings, on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious crime, Fleming faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Fleming was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. Pacer case reference. 19-78.

Appearing on Dec. 16 was:

Ryan Edwin Hewitt, 35, of Wenatchee, WA, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious crime, Hewitt faces a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Hewitt was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.  Pacer case reference. 19-107.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Dec. 18 was:

Austin Kade Goings, 22, of Browning, on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and aggravated sexual abuse. If convicted of the most serious crime, Goings faces a maximum life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of restitution. Goings was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services. Pacer case reference. 19-83.

Appearing on a criminal complaint was:

Eric Shawn Roasting Stick, 37, of Box Elder, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon; domestic assault resulting in substantial bodily injury and domestic assault by habitual offender. If convicted of the most serious crime, Roasting Stick faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Roasting Stick was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 19-97.

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 December 20, 2019