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The sentencing hearing has been continued to Nov. 29 for the former St. Ignatius school bus driver and owner charged with dealing methamphetamine.  District Judge Kim Christopher continued the sentencing after a proposed plea agreement was criticized on social media by St. Ignatius High School and Middle School Principal Shawn Hendrickson. Scott William Johnson, 55, pled guilty to a single count of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs on Sept. 27. Additional felony counts of endangering the welfare of children and criminal distribution of dangerous drugs are to be dismissed as part of the plea agreement. According to charging documents, Johnson had exposed school bus pas...


Lake County marriages and divorces for October 2018

Marriages: Billie Jo Rinke and Paul Joseph Bianchetti Richard M. Middleton and Mary McDonald Benjamin Scott Stuart and Janeva Lee Albert Hillary D. Hughmanick and Cody Shane Hansen Taylir Alyse Schrock and Casey Benjamin Duff Allison S. Tuszynski and William John Kearns Hope Elizabeth Johnson and Samuel Pa...


Lake County Justice Court news for Nov. 14, 2018

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases from Oct. 12 to Nov. 8: Mark Anthony Davidson , 32, pleaded not guilty to theft, obtain or exerts unauthorized control over property, first offense. He was found guilty and fined $1,500 with $1,400 suspended, charged $85 in court costs a...


Hundahl gets caught three times

A Polson man who was busted for possessing methamphetamine three times was committed to the Montana Department of corrections for five years, with none of that time suspended, at District Court in Polson on Oct. 31. According to charging documents, on June 10, 2017, Robin Wade Hundahl, 54, was the subject...


Murphy's rape charges get reduced to negligent endangerment

A Polson apartment manager who was accused of raping a woman will spend no more than the one day in jail that he has already served.  David Thomas Murphy, 64, was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Monday, Oct. 29, to the amended charges of misdemeanor negligent endangerment and felony tamperin...


Lake County Justice Court news for Oct. 17, 2018

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases Sept. 28-Oct. 1: Trevor Alan Moss , 31, pleaded not guilty to the amended charge of driving without a valid driver’s license. He was found guilty and fined $500 with $400 suspended, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 d...


Mathias serving sentence for sexual assault

A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Oct. 11 to the Montana Department of Corrections for six years with two years suspended for sexually assaulting a young girl.  Brandon J. Mathias, 29, pled guilty to felony sexual assault on Aug. 23. According to court records, on Jan. 3, a...


Lake County marriages and divorces for September 2018

Marriages: Cassandra Normandeau and Daniel Walaka Ilac Adam Wyatt Bradbury and Paula Ann Love Talbot Cade Thompson and Cheyenne Jae Feltz Lilly Anne Stanfield and John W. McCullough Nathan William Gage and Madeline Hazel Julin Ashleigh Janice Lynch and Lathan Garrett Alger Kelly Marie Bradley and Michael ...


Former bus driver might avoid jail time

The former school bus driver and owner of the bus company contracted by the St. Ignatius School District who was charged with dealing methamphetamine entered into a plea agreement at District Court in Polson on Thursday, Sept. 27. The plea agreement could keep him from being incarcerated.  Scott Will...


Lake County Justice Court news for Oct. 3, 2018

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases Sept. 7-27: The following individuals were found guilty of speeding: Kelly M. Clough , 54, fined $85; Jimmy Glen Graham , 60, fined $70; Shane David Jackola , 46, fined $120; Steven Allan Christiansen , 61, fined $105; Logan Davis Ta...


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