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Charges filed by the Hill County Attorney’s office has led to the arrest in Great Falls of two more people in relation to the death of Lloyd Kvelstad in Havre last fall. Kim A. Norquay, Jr., 28, is being held on $255,000 bond and Mellissa Snow, aka Missy Snow, is being held on $15,000 bond. Both are being held in the Cascade County Detention Center on Hill County warrants, detention center staff said this morning. The Hill County Attorney’s Office filed a felony charge of deliberate homicide against James Joseph Main Jr., 47, in December 2006 for the death of Kvelstad. Main was being held in the Hill County Detention Center this morning on $250,000 bond. Kvelstad died as a result of blunt force trauma and strangulation, a court document said. On July 6, the Hill County Attorney’s Office filed felony charges of deliberate homicide by accountability and tampering with physical evidence and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a peace officer against Norquay in connection with Kvelstad’s death. On July 5, the Attorney’s Office filed a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a peace officer against Snow. According to court documents, Havre police responded to a call on Nov. 25, 2006, and found Kvelstad on the floor of Snow’s apartment. After the police investigated, the Attorney’s Office filed charges against Main alleging that he had beaten and strangled Kvelstad, leading to his death. The documents state that the attack may have been racially motivated. Kvelstad was Caucasian while Main is American Indian, the document said. Norquay and Snow both made contradictory statements during the investigation, changing their stories as the investigation unfolded, the documents said. Evidence shows that Norquay may have tried to clean blood off of his clothing following the incident and may have given a drawstring from his hood to the perpetrator that may have been used to strangle the victim, and also may have kicked or stomped on the victim during the struggle, court documents said. He also tried to wash blood from the victim off of his shoes, the document said. The documents also said Snow may have cleaned blood from her residence in an attempt to impair an investigation of the incident.