The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold 286 inmates. It has been overcrowded for years, and recently inmate totals have hovered between 450 and 500.
Erica Lynn Welch, 37, previously pleaded guilty to felony escape for leaving a Butte prerelease center without permission on June 17, 2013. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested her in Spanish Fork, Utah, on July 24, 2013. She was serving time for a bad-check conviction in Missoula County.
Justice was served in Yellowstone County District Court Monday when 12 jurors unanimously agreed that Toby Eugene Griego is guilty on all 27 felony counts stemming brutal attacks on four Billings women.
About 200 potential jurors filed through the county courthouse Wednesday in the first day of jury selection in the trial of suspected serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego.
Attorneys for Toby Griego, a man accused of committing a series of rapes and attempted rapes in Billings, have filed a motion to have his trial moved from Yellowstone County.
An unusual entry appeared in the Sunday Billings Gazette help wanted ads: Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace vacancy.
Yellowstone County is on the right track as a search commences to fill the justice of the peace office that will be vacant at year’s end with the retirement of Larry Herman.
A former Ballantine dog breeder convicted in 2009 of aggravated animal cruelty returned to court Tuesday to argue that she should be allowed to have more animals because her court-appointed attorneys failed to properly represent her.
A Billings man serving a long prison term for raping an 11-year-old boy has filed an appeal alleging that he should have received an exception under the state law that requires a 25-year parole restriction for child rapists.
Despite his assurances that he is ready to change, a 15-year-old Billings boy was ordered to Pine Hills School for Boys for his role in a vandalism spree last winter that resulted in nearly $79,000 in property damage.
A Billings man who admitted raping an 11-year-old boy under a bridge in an empty irrigation canal last year will spend at least 25 years in state prison.