Man pleads not guilty over death of Fort Peck soldier on leave
A man has been charged in tribal court in connection with the death of a U.S. Army soldier on the Fort Peck Reservation.

Curtis Eder pleaded not guilty to a murder charge and an aggravated assault charge. He is accused of stabbing Ryan Buckles, 21, on July 4.

Buckles, who was a member of the Fort Peck Tribes, was on leave before being deployed to Afghanistan. Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of Buckles.

Eder is reportedly facing charges in federal court.

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Obutiary: Ryan Wade Buckles (The Great Falls Tribune 7/9)
Governor orders flags at half-staff for Poplar soldier (AP 7/9)
Two plead not guilty in separate Poplar stabbing deaths (AP 7/8)
Soldier on leave dies in Poplar from stabbing (The Billings Gazette 7/5)