Yellowstone County Justice Court

BPD Tech Charged
Q2 reports that the technician fired by the Billings Police Department for stealing drugs from evidence in February was charged Tuesday in Yellowstone County Justice Court with tampering with public records or information. 38-year-old Rawlyn Strizich admitted to stealing close to 1,000 pills collect…
Judge Sued for Immigrant Detention
The Billings Gazette reports that a local immigrant rights group claimed on Monday that a Montana judge acted illegally when he asked a deputy to take away from his court a Mexican-born man who was later detained by federal immigration authorities...
Man Charged with Fifth Domestic Assault
A man with four prior convictions for felony domestic violence was charged with partner or family member assault Monday.  49-year-old Dondi Woodrow Whittaker was arrested and charged with his fifth domestic violence-related offense in Yellowstone County Justice Court, where he appeared before a…
Man Charged With Prostituting Teen
34-year-old Marlon Daunte Thomas appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court this week on charges of aggravated promotion of prostitution and promoting prostitution.   In Billings, a 17-year-old girl was reportedly being prostituted, and Thomas, who is believed by prosecutors to be the girl&Cl…
Man Admits to Throwing 9-Week-Old
Jeffrey Alan Merritt-Angst, the man charged in the serious head trauma to a 9-week old baby, has admitted during police interrogation to throwing the infant four-to-five feet, causing the child’s head to strike the floor.  He said he’d thrown his girlfriend&Close…
Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To Minor
A 27-year-old man is accused of sending sexually explicit photographs to a 14-year-old girl.  Stephan Gregory Burress, was charged Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court with sexual abuse of children.  Justice of the Peace David Carter ordered Burress held in lieu of $100,000 bond and …
One Man Charged in Old Bull Murder
Garrett Lee Crandell of Laurel has been charged as one of the two men suspected in the death of Clinton Old Bull last fall.  The 28-year old Crandell appeared Tuesday in Yellowstone County Justice Court, charged with one count of deliberate homicide...
Woman Charged With Whipping Son’s Face
A woman has been charged with whipping her 14-year-old son during a domestic altercation with her ex-husband.  42 year old Karen Janice Boucher appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on two counts of assault with a weapon and two counts of partner family member assault...
Accused Purse Snatcher Appears In Court
The accused purse-snatcher who crushed a Good Samaritan with his van was in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Thursday.  32-year-old Zachary Martin faces felony charges of robbery, assault with a weapon and criminal mischief, as well as two misdemeanor charges of theft...