Charges

Lange Sentenced to 18 years
Former Montana House Republican Majority Leader Michael David Lange was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison on Thursday for his central role in a drug trafficking ring that distributed large amounts of methamphetamine in Montana and Wyoming...
Politician Charged For Meth
56-year-old Republican politician Michael Lange of Billings, formerly the Montana House Majority Leader, has pleaded not guilty to charges of possession and distribution of methamphetamine.  Lange appeared on Tuesday in U.S. District Court...
Additional Charges Against Rims Attacker
19-year-old Johnny David LaFountain, already facing charges of attacking a 17-year-old girl on May 6, was charged in two additional assault cases Tuesday.  LaFountain appeared before Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace David Carter and was charged with aggravated assault and attempted aggra…
Bus Passenger Arrested For Traveling With Pot
An alert Jefferson Bus Lines employee tipped off police to an odor coming from a passenger’s luggage and the police were able to step in and arrest a 19 year old passenger on the bus at the next stop. Police were able to nab the 19 year old, Kaine Hanson who was arrested after p…
Road Rage Charges
The man suspected of participating in a December road rage incident that caused the negligent homicide of a 71-year-old man appeared for arraignment Thursday.  33 year old Samuel Andrew Rettig was charged with negligent homicide and two felony counts of criminal endangerment for his suspected i…
Zip Trip Theif Caught
A Billings man is facing several charges, including a felony related to the armed robbery of a convenience store.  26 year old Jonathen Wade Dennis allegedly brandished a rifle and threatened the clerk at a Zip Trip on Shiloh Road on April 26...