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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Montana

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 3, 2017
Kurt G. Alme
, United States Attorney
Contact: Keri Leggett

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 Cavan in Billings on November 1, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:
  • STEVEN MARSHALL MELCHER, a 34-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of felon in possession of firearm and ammunition.   If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, MELCHER faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  PACER Case Reference.  17-119
Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on October 23, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:
  • DAVID DORROW ROUNDY, a 41-year-old resident of Laurel, appeared on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, ROUNDY faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  PACER Case Reference.  17-112
Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnston in Great Falls on October 23, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:
  • BRANDON CORDELL BENNETT, a 43-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and receipt of child pornography.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, BENNETT faces 30 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and lifetime supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations and Great Falls Police Department.  PACER Case Reference.  17-68
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 to https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.
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