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Sorensen Donates Quilts To RMC Alzheimer’s Unit

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Pictured is Roosevelt Medical Center nurse Terrie Turbiville displaying some of the donated quilts. (Photo by Jaimee Green)

The seven residents who call Roosevelt Medical Center’s Alzheimer’s Unit home are enjoying the warmth of colorful blankets following the recent donation of hand-stitched quilts made by Linda Sorensen. Her father, Russell Oelkers, called Roosevelt Medical Center home for about one year before his passing.
“Older people are often cold and many of them are chair-bound. I thought this was a way I could honor my father, while also making the residents more comfortable,” said Sorensen, of the McCabe area.
Wanting little recognition for her efforts, Sorensen stated she simply wanted to make sure the quilts were used and enjoyed by the residents.
“The quilts are amazing. We are always inspired by the thoughtful donations given to our facility. They enhance the lives of our residents and continue to show the strong support we have from our community,” said Audrey Stromberg, administrator for RMC.

Local Men Arraigned On Federal Drug Charges

Two Roosevelt County residents were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate John T. Johnston and pleaded not guilty to all charges in U.S. District Court in Great Falls July 29.
Indictments had been handed down by a federal grand jury.
Shanley Leonard Bighorn, 30, of Brockton faces charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm not registered in the national firearm registration and transfer record.
If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, Bighorn faces life in prison, $10 million in fines and five years supervised release.
Paul Darrell Red Eagle Sr., 27, of Poplar is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, Red Eagle faces life in prison, $10 million in fines and five years supervised release.
The Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice and the Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated both cases.

Charge Dismissed In Alleged Amtrak Rape; New Charges Could Be Filed

Charges were dismissed in 15th District Court on Wednesday, July 29, against an Amtrak employee who was alleged to have committed a kidnap and sexual assault onboard a passenger train that was passing through Roosevelt County in April.
Wolf Point Police arrested Charles Henry Pinner, 59, of Detroit, Mich., on April 19 following allegations that were made against Pinner. He had been charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual intercourse without consent, both felonies.
The charges were dismissed without  prejudice, meaning that charges could be refiled.
Further investigation was the reason given.
Pinner had been free on bail since July 15, when District Judge David Cybulski granted a bond reduction from $50,000 to $5,000 with a requirement that he have a GPS monitoring system before he was released, have standard conditions and to stay in contact with his attorney at all times.

Poplar, Brockton Men Arraigned On Federal Drug Charges

Two Roosevelt County residents were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate John T. Johnston and pleaded not guilty to all charges in U.S. District Court in Great Falls July 29.
Indictments had been handed down by a federal grand jury.
Shanley Leonard Bighorn, 30, of Brockton faces charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm not registered in the national firearm registration and transfer record.
If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, Bighorn faces life in prison, $10 million in fines and five years supervised release.
Paul Darrell Red Eagle Sr., 27, of Poplar is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, Red Eagle faces life in prison, $10 million in fines and five years supervised release.
The Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice and the Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated both cases.

Two Appear In 15th District Court July 26

Several people appeared for law and motion hearings before District Judge David Cybulski in 15th District Court July 29.
Scott Crain
Scott Darlan Crain, 27, of Froid was sentenced a four-year deferred imposition of sentence, a $4,000 fine and surcharges.
During a previous hearing, Crain was released from the Roosevelt County Jail on his own recognizance after he withdrew previously entered not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
He had pleaded not guilty Sept. 24 to criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. Crain admitted in court that he possessed methamphetamine in Froid Aug. 27.
Chris Martin
Chris Berry Martin, 43, of Bay Town, Texas, withdrew a previously entered not guilty plea and pleaded guilty to criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute in a case that began in December 2014. The drug was identified as methamphetamine.
The state’s sentencing recommendation is a six-years confinement to the Montana Department of Corrections with three years suspended and no fine.
The defense recommendation is he is entitled to a deferred sentence.