Category Archives: Crime

Three sentenced in 2019 death of 5-year-old boy

Emelio Renova, Stephanie Byington and Racso Birdtail were sentenced in district court on Tuesday for their roles in the November 2019 death of 5-year-old Anthonio Renova. According to court documents, the boy had been beaten and was malnourished when emergency responders were called to the 1200 block of 9th Street Northwest. The child died at the scene, according to court

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City officials continue discussion of potential public safety levy

City officials discussed whether to pursue a crime study, as recommended by the city’s crime task force, during their July 19 work session. During that meeting, City Manager Greg Doyon asked if commissioners wanted to pursue a third party study similar to one conducted by Billings. He said that he estimates it would cost $56,000 plus travel for a study

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Downtown church commits to removing tent encampment by Aug. 1

First United Methodist Church officials have told the city that they will prohibit tents and camping on their downtown property effective Aug. 1. The encampment at the church property at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 6th Street has caused frustration on all sides and hours of discussion during public meetings. City, church working to address zoning issues with

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Montana Credit Union warning of scam

Montana Credit Union is warning the community of an active fraudulent phishing/smishing scam circulating that has already impacted a few MCU members. Fraudsters impersonating the Montana Credit Union fraud department are reaching out to people via phone call and text message stating that they have noticed fraudulent charges on their debit card and offering to shut their card down for

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One person charged in relation to July 5 disturbance

Angel Cochran has been charged with a felony count of assault on a peace officer in relation to the July 5 disturbance that resulted in a Great Falls Police officer shooting a person. No other charges have been filed at this time in relation to the incident, according to County Attorney Josh Racki. Cochran was also charged with misdemeanor counts

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Man charged for shooting, vehicle pursuit

Tyson Whiteplume has been charged in relation to the June 23 shooting and vehicle pursuit in Great Falls. Whiteplume has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, two counts of assault with a weapon, criminal endangerment and negligent vehicular assault, all felonies, as well as misdemeanor counts of fleeing from or eluding a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer, according to

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Great Falls woman sentenced to 12 years for overdose death

Brandie Rae Fulbright, 40, was sentenced in federal court on May 16 to 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing methamphetamine and fentanyl to an individual, who then died of a drug overdose, according to U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson. Fulbright had plead guilty in January to distribution of controlled substances resulting in death. Chief

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