U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Montana
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September 18, 2015

Information: Federal Court Arraignments

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that those persons listed below were arraigned before the U.S. Magistrate and the indictments handed down by the Grand Jury unsealed.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on September 16, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JACQUELINE DIANE ERGER, a 45-year-old resident of Kalispell, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, ERGER faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Northwest Drug Task Force. PACER Case Reference. 15-16
  • JACOB EDWARD GENTRY, a 45-year-old resident of Somers, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, GENTRY faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Northwest Drug Task Force. PACER Case Reference. 15-16

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on September 15, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • BRYCE GLENN GRANBOIS, a 44-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, GRANBOIS faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference. 15-52

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on September 14, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • CHASTON ANTONIO FORT, a 20-year-old resident of Hollywood, Florida, appeared on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, FORT faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Billings Police Department. PACER Case Reference. 15-22

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on September 14, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • KAYLA MARIE RACINE, a 27-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, RACINE faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation. PACER Case Reference. 15-51

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on September 8, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • ATHENA PATRICIA SCHARNHORST, a 45-year-old resident of Polson, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, SCHARNHORST faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Missoula HIDTA. PACER Case Reference. 15-55

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Ostby in Billings on September 8, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • MARCO POLO OVALLE-MARTINEZ, a 28-year-old resident of Mexico, appeared on charges of illegal reentry. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, OVALLE-MARTINEZ faces 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by Department of Homeland Security. PACER Case Reference. 15-112
  • ROBERT PEREZ SCHILLING, a 27-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, SCHILLING faces life in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and four years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force. PACER Case Reference. 15-61

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on September 8, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • STEPHEN RAY AFTERBUFFALO, a 41-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, AFTERBUFFALO faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. PACER Case Reference. 15-55
  • DOUGLAS MONTGOMERY LIU, a 35-year-old resident of Sunnyvale, California, appeared on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery affective commerce, robbery affecting commerce and use of a firearm during a crime of violence. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, LIU faces life in prison, $250,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Great Falls Police Department. PACER Case Reference. 05-38
  • TALIA JOYCE NO RUNNER, a 35-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, NO RUNNER faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. PACER Case Reference. 15-56
  • NATASHA LOUISE RADASA, a 33-year-old resident of Cut Bank, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, RADASA faces 20 years in prison, $1,000,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. PACER Case Reference. 15-57
  • LEON BUCK SHARP, a 39-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, and felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, SHARP faces 40 years in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and four years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Glacier County Sheriff’s Office. PACER Case Reference. 15-54

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Ostby in Billings on September 3, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • BRANDON PATRICK DALTON-JACKSON, a 34-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, DALTON-JACKSON faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force. PACER Case Reference. 15-98
  • ALEJANDRO MARQUEZ GONZALEZ, a 36-year-old resident of Royal City, Washington, appeared on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most charge contained in the indictment, GONZALEZ, faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol PACER Case Reference. 15-102
  • IGNACIO FIGUEROA RODRIGUEZ, a 37-year-old resident of Royal City, Washington, appeared on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most charge contained in the indictment, RODRIGUEZ, faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol PACER Case Reference. 15-102

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on September 3, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • BRUCE DARNELL MOORE, a 50-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of conspiracy to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, MOORE faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration. PACER Case Reference. 15-49

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on September 1, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JOSEPH LEE ELDABAA, a 45-year-old resident of Albany, Oregon, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, ELDABAA faces 10 years in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Missouri River Drug Task Force. PACER Case Reference. 15-11

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on September 1, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • DENNIS PEIKER, a 51-year-old resident of Lincoln, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, PEIKER faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. PACER Case Reference. 15-12

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on August 31, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JOAN JOYCE HURLEY, a 38-year-old resident of Brady, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, HURLEY faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and five years’ supervised release. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration. PACER Case Reference. 15-49

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 so that you stay current and not miss any important developments in the case.

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 tohttps://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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