Lame Deer man admits robbing bank in Billings

Lame Deer man pleads guilty to robbing bank in Billings. Incident details, potential penalties, and legal proceedings discussed. Learn more now!

In a recent development out of Billings, a Lame Deer man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank and faces potential imprisonment, fine, and supervised release. Elmer Brady, 68, admitted to the bank robbery charge and awaits sentencing. The incident occurred when Brady entered Stockman Bank, approached an employee, and demanded $9,000 under threat of violence. With the help of vigilant bank guards, Brady was apprehended as he attempted to flee on a city bus. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Colin M. Rubich, with the FBI and Billings Police Department leading the investigation.


Lame Deer man admits robbing bank in Billings


In a recent development, a Lame Deer man has admitted to robbing a bank in Billings. The accused, Elmer Brady, pleaded guilty to a bank robbery charge after holding up Stockman Bank in downtown Billings. This article will provide background information on the identity of the accused and the location and details of the robbery. It will also discuss the admission of guilt, potential penalties, legal proceedings, incident details, the prosecution team, and relevant contact information.


Identity of the accused

The accused in this case is Elmer Brady, a resident of Lame Deer. Brady, who is now 68 years old, was charged with robbing a bank in Billings.

Location and details of the robbery

The robbery took place at Stockman Bank, located in downtown Billings. Brady entered the bank on March 23 and approached an employee, identified as Jane Doe 1. He made several threatening statements and demanded $9,000 from the employee.

Admission of Guilt

Plea of guilty

Elmer Brady has pleaded guilty to the bank robbery charge. The plea was made after he was indicted for the crime.

Potential penalties

As a result of his guilty plea, Brady is facing a maximum of 25 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and five years of supervised release. The final sentencing decision will be made by U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Legal Proceedings

Presiding judge

The presiding judge in this case is U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan. Judge Cavan will set a sentencing date for Brady’s case.

Setting of sentencing date

A sentencing date will be determined by U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters. This date will be scheduled once all relevant parties have been notified and prepared for the sentencing hearing.

Consideration of sentencing guidelines

During the sentencing process, the court will take into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors to determine the appropriate penalties for Elmer Brady.

Incident Details

Overview of the government’s allegations

According to the government’s allegations, Elmer Brady entered Stockman Bank in downtown Billings on March 23. He approached an employee, Jane Doe 1, and informed her that he had taken care of the bank’s security guard. Brady then passed a note to Jane Doe 1, demanding $9,000 and making several threatening statements.

Interaction with bank employee

Elmer Brady threatened the bank employee, Jane Doe 1, and demanded a specific amount of money. He claimed to be armed with a weapon and made it clear that he would use it if his demands were not met.

Threats made by the accused

During the robbery, Elmer Brady made multiple threatening statements towards the bank employee, Jane Doe 1. He explicitly stated that he would harm her if she did not comply with his demands.

Money taken from the bank

As a result of the robbery, Elmer Brady managed to obtain all the money in Jane Doe 1’s cash drawer. The exact amount taken has not been specified in the available information.

Attempted escape on public transportation

After leaving the bank, Elmer Brady attempted to escape on a City of Billings bus. However, a bank guard alerted the bus driver, who ordered Brady to get off the bus.

Arrest and recovery of evidence

Elmer Brady was arrested shortly after getting off the bus, as he was walking towards the Billings Public Library. During a search, law enforcement officers found a large metal knife in Brady’s jacket pocket. Further search of his bag yielded $6,361 in U.S. currency, a pair of binoculars, rubber gloves, and a metal pipe.

Prosecution Team

Prosecuting attorney

Assistant U.S. Attorney Colin M. Rubich is prosecuting the case against Elmer Brady. Rubich will present the evidence against Brady and argue for the appropriate penalties during the sentencing phase.

Law enforcement agencies involved

The investigation into the bank robbery was conducted by the FBI and the Billings Police Department. These law enforcement agencies played a crucial role in apprehending Elmer Brady and recovering evidence related to the crime.

Contact Information

Public affairs officer

For any media or public inquiries regarding this case, please contact Clair Johnson Howard, the Public Affairs Officer, at 406-247-4623 or by email at

Updated date

The information provided in this article is current as of August 9, 2023.

Components of the case

The key components of this case include the indictment, the guilty plea, the sentencing process, the incident details, and the involvement of the prosecution team and law enforcement agencies.

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  • Address: 2601 2nd Ave N. Suite 3200, Billings, MT 59101
  • Telephone: (406) 657-6101
  • Toll-free: (800) 291-6108
  • Fax Line: (406) 657-6989

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