UPDATE - June 29, 2022: The original post featured Derek Freemond Montoya. Montoya passed away on June 5, 2022. His obituary can be found here. Our heartfelt condolences to Montoya's family and friends.

Original Article - Published April 25, 2022

Currently, in Yellowstone County, we have over 1,500 violent and sexual offenders. There are several that are "Non-Compliant" meaning they haven't registered on the Sexual or Violent Offenders Registry, or their whereabouts are unknown. The Montana Department of Justice (DOJ) is asking for the public's help in locating these non-compliant offenders. This is meant as an informational resource, and the DOJ states, "Anyone who uses this information to injure, harass or commit a criminal act against any person, may be subject to criminal prosecution." All information below is accurate as of April 14, 2022, at 4:54 AM.

Benjamin Earl Cook

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Cook is a Non-Compliant Registrant, previously sentenced for Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault, and Assault With a Weapon.

Christopher James Killsnight

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Killsnight is a Non-Compliant Registrant, previously sentenced for Aggravated Assault, Federal Sexual Abuse, and Partner/Family Member Assault.

Eddie Martin Bargar

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Bargar is a Non-Compliant Registrant, and his whereabouts are unknown. His last known whereabouts were in Billings. He was previously sentenced for Sexual Intercourse without Consent.

Mark Steven Elkshoulder

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Elkshoulder is a Non-Compliant Registrant, and his whereabouts are unknown. His last known whereabouts were in Billings. He was previously sentenced for Federal Aggravated Sexual Abuse With Children.

Brenda Joy Romero

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Romero is a Non-Compliant Registrant, her whereabouts are unknown, and she may be homeless. She was previously sentenced for Sexual Intercourse without Consent.

Michael Gordon Jensen, Jr.

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Jensen is a Non-Compliant Registrant, his whereabouts are unknown, and he may be homeless. He was previously sentenced for Sexual Assault on a Minor in Durango, CO.

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A full list of Non-Compliant Registrants can be found here, along with their last known locations. If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of these offenders, call 406-444-7068 for Sexual Offenders and 406-444-9877 for Violent Offenders.

U.S. Marshals Most Wanted in Montana. Have You Seen These Guys?

The US Marshals are the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the nation, founded in 1789. Over 3,500 deputy marshals and investigators currently work for the agency around the country, operating under the arm of the US Department of Justice. According to the US Marshals Service 2022 Fact Sheet, their duties include,
Protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing and transporting federal prisoners and operating the Witness Security Program.
The Montana district for the Marshals is headquartered in Billings and they frequently assist or lead local law enforcement agencies in the apprehension of fugitives across the state. Their Montana "Most Wanted" list includes these three men, who are wanted for various reasons. Read on.

10 Infamous People with Montana Connections

We've compiled ten criminals who committed crimes, or have other connections with, the Treasure State.