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A Lodge Grass man admitted threatening a federal officer who, along with other law enforcement officers, was trying arrest him at his home.

Roland Todd Brown, 47, pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Billings to impeding a federal officer by threats for an incident last June 21.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll said that during the arrest, Brown repeatedly threatened to harm Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer Carolyn R. Morrison. Brown had to be stunned with a Taser during the arrest, he said.

During transportation to the BIA Detention Facility in Crow Agency, Brown repeatedly told the officer that he planned to rape her when he got released from jail and warned her to "sleep with one eye open" because he was going to find her and sexually assault her in front of her children.

Brown's attorney, Assistant Federal Defender Dave Merchant, said Brown had no memory of the car ride but had no reason to disagree with the government's evidence.

Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Shanstrom set sentencing for April 11. Brown faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine. He remains in custody. 

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