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Morigeau plans to make amends

District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher deferred the imposition of sentencing for six years for a St. Ignatius woman who was convicted of stealing money from the St. Ignatius Fire Auxiliary. The sentence was handed down in Polson on Nov. 19. Annie Morigeau, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft in a plea agreement reached on Aug. 21 that dismissed one felony count of forgery.  Christopher said the sentencing should serve two purposes: for Morigeau to claim responsibility for her actions and to pay back the stolen money. She ordered Morigeau to write a letter to the community and perform 100 hours of community service. She also gave Morigeau credit for one d...


Shourds receives sentence related to high-speed chase

District Judge James Manley committed a Pablo man to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with no time suspended on one count of felony criminal endangerment. The sentence was handed down at District Court in Polson on Nov. 18. Shawn Curtis Shourds, 41, pled guilty to the charge as part of...


Ronan woman pleads not guilty to criminal endangerment after pedestrians report almost being hit

A Ronan woman is accused of nearly hitting two pedestrians while allegedly driving drunk. Cheyenne Heartboltz Dewall, 59, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Nov. 12 to felony criminal endangerment. According to court records, on Oct. 3, law enforcement responded to two separate ca...


Schrier sentenced for assault charges Schrier sentenced for assault charges

District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher committed a Plains man to the Montana Department of Corrections for 10 years with five years suspended for assaulting a stranger with a rock. The sentence was handed down at District Court in Polson on Nov. 12.  Todd Harold Schrier, 58, pled guilty...


Man arrested during arraignment hearing Man arrested during arraignment hearing

A Dayton man is accused of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, which violated the terms of his release while subsequent charges were pending.  William Claude Miller, 59, entered a not-guilty plea at District Court in Polson on Nov. 12 to felony counts of criminal possession of dan...


Woman awaits mental health exam before sentencing

A Polson man accused of assaulting a fellow group home member pled guilty to aggravated assault. Harley Gene Press, 26, entered the plea at District Court in Polson on Nov. 25 before Judge James Manley.  Depending on the outcome of a court-ordered mental health evaluation, sentencing could include a ...


Gardipe gets 10 years for assault with machete

For assaulting a woman with a machete over the theft of five dollars, District Judge James Manley committed a Ronan man to the Montana Department of Corrections for 10 years with all but time served of 253 days suspended. Amiel Gardipe Jon Jr., 23, pled guilty to felony assault with a weapon on Aug. 17. T...


Charges filed in Conko Camel murder Charges filed in Conko Camel murder

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Deliberate homicide charges were filed Monday, Oct. 26, in the Montana Twentieth Judicial District Court for the death of William “Bill” Conko Camel, who was killed two years ago near Dixon, within Sanders County. An arrest warrant was issued for C...


Evaluation required before sentencing

A man from both Polson and Hot Springs entered an Alford plea at District Court in Polson on Oct. 28 to felony indecent exposure to a minor.  Jonathon Dell Tifft, 29, told the court that he was suffering from a mental health problem when he exposed himself to several girls who were on a parade float ...


Man sentenced for assault

Judge James Manley sentenced a Polson man in District Court at Polson on Oct. 28 to the Montana State Prison for 10 years with five years suspended on one count of assault with a weapon and another 10 years with all that time suspended on one count of tampering with witnesses or informant. Alan Lewis Kibl...


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