Category Archives: Crime

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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CCSO creating new crime analyst position

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has created a new crime prevention analyst position and been awarded a $215,000 grant to fund the position. This week, County Commissioners approved the grant from the Montana State Homeland Security Program for local program development. Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said it’s a two-year grant that is often renewed. He said the crime analyst will put

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Great Falls man sentenced for distributing meth

Mark Edwin Abresch, 63, was sentenced on April 14 in federal court to four years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The Great Falls man pleaded guilty in October 2021 to possession with the intent to distribute meth, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Law enforcement agencies executed

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Law enforcement agencies executed three narcotics search warrants this morning, made multiple arrests

The Great Falls Police Department, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Probation and Parole, the FBI, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigations served three narcotics related search warrants at residences on the 300 block of 8th Street South on April 14. The warrants were served at: 317 8th St. S. 319 8th St. S. 327 8th

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Great Falls woman accused of wire fraud, identity theft and student aid fraud from GFCMSU

Ricci Lea Castellanos, 34, of Great Falls, appeared in federal court on April 12 and pleaded not guilty to a 14-count indictment changing her with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and student financial aid fraud. Castellanos is accused of fraudulently obtaining federal student financial aid by using the names of unwitting family members and others

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Great Falls woman sentenced to 14 months for wire fraud

Lynn Bapp Tempel, the finance manager for William Tempel Construction of Great Falls, was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for embezzling more than $500,000 from a client. On April 12, Tempel was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris. He also ordered restitution and set a restitution hearing

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