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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Montana

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 11, 2022
Leif M. Johnson
, United States Attorney

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 Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Feb. 8 was:

Hunter Dylan Bell, 28, of Great Falls, on charges of possession of an unregistered firearm, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute heroin. If convicted of the most serious crime, Bell faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release. Bell was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Great Falls Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-1.

The progress of cases may be monitored through the U.S. District Court Calendar and the PACER system. To establish a PACER account, which provides electronic access to review documents filed in a case, please visit To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit

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