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A Ballantine man arrested in December after allegedly committing a string of ATM thefts now faces federal charges.

Anthony William Felton, 27, was indicted last month on two counts of bank burglary and one count of illegally possessing a firearm. He pleaded not guilty during an initial appearance before magistrate judge Timothy Cavan in U.S. District Court on Thursday.

The latest charges accuse Felton of entering Beartooth Bank in Billings on Oct. 24 with the intention of committing larceny, and again at the Stockman Bank in Worden on Dec. 6. The third count alleges that he illegally received a .44 Magnum revolver on Dec. 14 while he was under indictment on state charges.

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Separately, Felton has been charged in Yellowstone County District Court with the theft of two ATMs from Billings hotels last year, as well as an incident in which he allegedly burglarized a home in the Heights last July and stole 28 guns. He was also charged with possessing a stolen vehicle.

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Then in February, county prosecutors filed charges against him for allegedly breaking into Geyser Park in December and using a concrete saw to try to cut into an ATM at the amusement park.

Felton is currently being held in the Yellowstone County Detention Center on bond of $40,000. His federal case is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 6 before judge Susan Watters.

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