In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human caused wildfires, three state parks (Cooney, Pictograph Cave and YellComments being accepted on snowmobile grantsThe Gear Junkie: Pushing the limits with the 'Tough Mudder' experienceTalk set for Friday on stories of Crow peopleOutdoors just for kids: Odds are tough for young birds to take wingCar outings offer opportunity to haul lots of gearBenjamin Quinn McChesney didn't beat the charge this time.
McChesney, 36, who is serving a 10 year federal sentence for what is believed to be the biggest gun heist in state history, pleaded guilty last week to a 2011 felony bail jumping charge. District Court and in Yellowstone County and Wyoming, where one case sailed as high as the state Supreme Court.
McChesney has acted as his own attorney multiple times, including in a federal kidnapping case that was dismissed without prejudice last April, 10 days before the case was to go to trial.
Chief Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney Juli M. Pierce said that the state is seeking a sentence of 10 years at Montana State Prison in the bail jumping case. Ball, said he hasn't determined what sentence he will argue for on behalf of his client.
McChesney's history with law enforcement dates back to at least 1996.
In July of that year, an officer pulled McChesney over in Gillette, Wyo., after receiving a phone tip Wholesale Bags about a possible DUI driver.
McChesney, then 18, was alleged to have had a large amount of marijuana in his vehicle. Prosecutors charged him with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
McChesney appealed to wholesale jerseys free shipping the state's Supreme Court. He argued a phone tip alone didn't give the officer enough probable cause to pull him over.
In a 3 2 decision, the high court agreed with McChesney, ruling in 1999 that prosecutors could not present evidence of his marijuana possession at trial.
Prosecutors dismissed the charge for lack of evidence.
Court records indicate that McChesney's felony criminal nike nfl jerseys china history in Yellowstone County started months later.
Felony counts of burglary
In 2000, he pleaded guilty to reduced charges after being hit with felony counts of burglary and attempted burglary. Later that year, a Billings judge gave him concurrent six year sentences for two counts of felony theft for stealing guns and numerous other items.
In 2004, McChesney was convicted in federal court for his role in a drug network that prosecutors said brought nearly 85 pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value of $3.8 million, to Billings from California.
Five years later, a judge granted McChesney a new trial after determining that his attorney failed to investigate Cheap Sunglasses information that came to light after McChesney's conviction.
Federal prosecutors decided not to take the case to a new trial, and McChesney walked free.
Within months, he married a 19 year old woman, whom prosecutors have said he beat multiple times.
In January 2010, he was charged with assault with a weapon and misdemeanor partner or family member assault. Charging documents allege he became jealous of Wholesale Cheap Sunglasses his wife's communications with another man. The woman said McChesney smashed her face against a dashboard and held a knife to her throat.
The case was dismissed without prejudice in April of that year after his wife recanted.
He was charged again with beating his wife a month later.
According to charging documents, the subsequent investigation revealed nearly 13 ounces of marijuana at the residence where McChesney and the woman lived, which resulted in more felony Wholesale Handbags drug charges against him.