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Lake County District Court news for Jan. 24, 2018

Judge James A. Manley sentenced the following people on Jan. 17:

Jay Wyatt Sorrell, 26, of Pablo, was sentenced to a total of 10 years in the Department of Corrections with five suspended. Sorrell received five years suspended for drug possession and five years with no time suspended when his sentence from July 19, 2017 was revoked. In that case, Sorrell was driving a vehicle that was stopped on Feb. 3, 2017. A witness said Sorrell purchased 10 grams of heroin in Spokane that Ishan Adalin Wylie hid in her butt, a court document states. Probation officer Dale Ramesar said Sorrell failed to find employment, failed to report, had contact with law enforcement and failed to notify him, tested positive for meth and opiates on Oct. 16, 2017 and for meth on Dec. 20, 2017, and failed to get chemical dependency treatment.

Judge Kim Christopher sentenced the following people on Jan. 18:

Jonathan Lee Couture, 29, of Polson, was sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections with 15 suspended for multiple offenses, including forgery, theft, assault with a weapon, criminal mischief and two counts of burglary from a total of five cases. Counts of drug possession, burglary and theft were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Couture was ordered to pay $4,663 in restitution for damaging a coin/ currency machine at Sparkle Car Wash in Ronan on July 3, 2017 and breaking into a house in Ronan on July 5, 2017. He was given credit for 162 days served on the assault with a weapon charge.

Alvin James Lamere-Caye, 44, of Polson, was given a fiveyear sentence in DOC with all time suspended except for 30 days in jail for drug possession with intent to distribute. On Nov. 3, 2016, he was charged after police found a .357 revolver in a chest holster under his coat along with a Crown Royal bag that contained 25-plus grams of meth, a digital scale with meth residue and $151 in cash during a stop outside KwaTaqNuk. Christopher noted that it was Lamere-Caye’s second felony. She ordered him to forfeit the weapon, cash and drugs to Polson Police. Defense attorney Eldena Bear Don’t Walk asked for house arrest because he is the sole caretaker of his daughter who has renal kidney failure.

Dorothea Hendrickx, 51, of Ronan, was given a threeyear sentence to DOC with all time suspended for an amended charge of drug possession. She was originally charged with possession with intent to distribute after police found 14 grams of meth and 19 unused baggies in her bedroom while executing a search warrant, a court document states. Her defense attorney, Eldena Bear Don’t Walk, said Hendrickx was receiving mental health counseling.

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