A Billings man arrested after trying to flee law enforcement officers and colliding with an officer’s vehicle will spend more than 12 years in federal prison.
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull on Friday sentenced Larry Eugene Green Jr., 27, to 12 years and six months. He also ordered payment of $13,419 restitution.
Green pleaded guilty in October to assault on a federal officer, conspiracy to possess methamphetamine and carrying a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Fehr said in court records that officers with the Montana Violent Offender Task Force tried to arrest Green on a warrant last June 5 in Billings when Green attempted to flee in his car.
Green collided with a deputy marshal’s Dodge Charger while the officer was in the vehicle. Green tried to run away and was caught near Rose Park after a foot chase.
Officers found a gun on the floor of Green’s car and about 11 grams of methamphetamine on Green. When officers executed a search warrant on Green’s car, they found a second gun along with 370 grams of cocaine, 156 grams of meth, five grams of marijuana and 19 ecstasy tablets, Fehr said.
The investigation found that Green had conspired with others to distribute meth from January 2010 to June 2012 and that he carried a .22-caliber semi-automatic gun for protection.