Yellowstone County District Court

Billings Chemist on Trial
Q2 reports that a former chemist at the city of Billings Water Treatment Plant laboratory is accused of contaminating water test samples in 2015, costing the city its state certification.
35-year-old Michelle Henderson was scheduled to appear in Yellowstone County Justice Court Wednesday on one count…
Standoff Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
The man accused of shooting at two probation and parole officers before engaging Billings police in a standoff downtown earlier this month pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday at his arraignment.
60-year-old Michael Jeffrey Anderson was arraigned in Yellowstone County District Court Monday on two…
MSC Rules Billings Cop Can Be Sued
Q2 reports the Montana Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Billings police officer who injured a bystander– tackled while he was pursuing a suspect in 2012– is not protected from civil litigation.
Robert Bassett originally filed the lawsuit in Yellowstone County District Court against Officer Paul …
KTVQ, Gazette File to Intervene on BPD Names
As anticipated, KTVQ and The Billings Gazette have filed to intervene in a legal action by three police officers seeking to keep their names out of the news after being disciplined for their sexual encounters with a former BPD civilian employee on city property...
Judge Blocks the Release of BPD Names
A judge granted a temporary restraining order on Monday, barring the city of Billings from releasing the names of three BPD officers disciplined for having sex with a civilian employee on city property.
The city was prepared to release the names and details of the case, but Yellowstone County Distric…
Billings Pimp Convicted
A Billings man was convicted Thursday of promoting a teenage girl for prostitution. KTVQ reports 35-year-old Marlon Thomas was found guilty in Yellowstone County District Court after prosecutors showed that Thomas used the website Backpage...
50-year-old Molester Sentenced
A 50-year-old Yellowstone County man was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Monday for two separate sexual assault crimes against two girls under the age of 12. c Daniel Mario Cuellar was sentenced in Yellowstone County District Court on two counts of sexual assault...
Male Nurse Sentenced For Sexual Assault
A 47-year-old man used his position of trust in the lives of two young girls to manipulate them sexually.  Todd Edward Kinzel appeared Tuesday in Yellowstone County District Court for sentencing on one count of sexual assault.  A second count of sexual assault was dropped due to the statut…