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Informational: Federal Court arraignments

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

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 April 9 was:

Keith Charles Harrison, 32, of Great Falls, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Harrison faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Harrison was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Great Falls Police Department and Russell Country Drug Task Force investigated the case. Pacer case reference. 20-21.

If the above case is of interest to your media organization and the community it serves, we encourage you to monitor its progress 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, To access the district court’s calendar, please go to





Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer

Updated April 10, 2020