BILLINGS, Montana — A 40-year-old Hardin man has denied a second-degree murder charge in the death of a man whose body was found near the Bighorn River on the Crow Indian Reservation.
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1jdbPMW ) John Harold Holds III entered his plea before U.S. Magistrate Carolyn Ostby on Nov. 27. Ostby ordered Holds to remain in custody.
Prosecutors allege Holds killed 42-year-old Franklin Red Wolf of St. Xavier. Red Wolf's body was found on Nov. 2 by the caretaker of the Two Leggins fishing access site south of Hardin.
Big Horn County Deputy Coroner Robbie Seykora said Red Wolf died of stab wounds.
Officials have released little information about the case and an affidavit filed in support of the charges remains sealed by the court.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com