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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Montana
Jesse Laslovich, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 12, 2024

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 beyond a reasonable doubt:

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on April 10 was:

Kyle Barclay Wallace, 36, of Kalispell, on charges of false statement in acquisition of a firearm and receipt of a firearm by person under indictment. If convicted of the most serious crime, Wallace faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Wallace was released pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Flathead County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. PACER case reference. 22-29.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on April 9 was:

Taneal Raschae Sutherland, 30, of Deer Lodge, on charges of kidnapping and assault with intent to commit a felony. If convicted of the most serious crime, Sutherland faces a maximum of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release. Sutherland was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and Rocky Boy’s Police Department conducted the investigation. PACER case reference. 24-21.

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



Clair J. Howard

Public Affairs Officer


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