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Charlo man gets 3 years, faces more charges Charlo man gets 3 years, faces more charges

Valley Journal POLSON – A Charlo man was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections last week for criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Daniel Olin Rosa, 32, was sentenced by Judge James A. Manley as part of a plea agreement. Rosa originally faced a possession with intent to distribute charge and a persistent felony offender status after police found 17 grams of methamphetamine in a residence.  He also faces charges of criminal endangerment and aggravated assault after he allegedly crashed a car into a garage when two children were in the home and punched a woman in the face. A Dec. 4 trial is scheduled in that case.  In court last week, Rosa was...


Dixon man gets 8-year suspended sentence for threatening emails Dixon man gets 8-year suspended sentence for threatening emails

POLSON – A 54-year-old Dixon man who sent well over 700 threatening and lewd emails to a former girlfriend was given an eight-year suspended sentence last week. Charles Theis of Dixon pleaded guilty to four counts of violating privacy in communications. A stalking charge and 57 privacy in communicat...


Lake County District Court news for July 26, 2017

Judge James A. Manley sentenced the following people on July 19: Kathleen Rose Howard , 26, of Ronan, received a deferred twoyear sentence for deceptive practices, common scheme. According to a court document, she stole a wallet and used credit cards at three Polson businesses. Restitution was set at $1,...


Retrial results in rape conviction for Vaughn James Retrial results in rape conviction for Vaughn James

POLSON – They finally got their man. The Lake County Attorney’s Office won a rape trial last week when a seven-man, five-woman jury voted unanimously to convict Vaughn James. James, 44, had defeated a rape charge at a June 12-14 trial when the jury split 10-2 in favor of conviction. That wa...


Lake County Justice Court news for July 19, 2017

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases June 30—July 13: The following individuals were found guilty of speeding: Stuart H. Cowie , 32, fined $55; Carson Anthony Chisholm , 20, fined $20; Brook Janell Tobol , 20, fined $70; Kc Kul Bahadur , 38, fined $85; Robert John...


Wife sentenced for part in theft of $28K in coins Wife sentenced for part in theft of $28K in coins

POLSON – A district court case in which a married couple is charged with stealing more than $28,000 worth of coins and precious metals moved forward last week.  Crystal Lynn Waugh, 28, and Michael Paul Furbush, 27, were charged last October with felony theft after they allegedly stole the goods...


Alleged drug dealer cited for assault, criminal endangerment Alleged drug dealer cited for assault, criminal endangerment

POLSON –  Daniel Olin Rosa, 32, of Charlo, was scheduled to be sentenced for drug possession but didn’t show up to court and now faces bigger problems. Rosa had a plea agreement that called for a three-year commitment to the Department of Corrections. The plea would have dismissed a crimi...


Lake County District Court news for July 12, 2017

Judge James A. Manley sentenced the following people on July 5: Craig Allen McCrea , 31, of Ronan, had suspended sentences for burglary and drug possession revoked. He was sentenced to two three-year terms in the Department of Corrections. The sentences will run concurrently. According to probation offic...


Marriages and divorces for May and June, 2017

The following marriages and divorces took place in Lake County during May and June: Marriages Jessica Rose Wayman and Brady Vernon Snyder Amanda Lee Rennaker and Jacob William Corcoran Alyssa Kay Conly and Daniel Gunnar Peterson Jessica Dee Todd and Lawrence R. Hunter Jr. Robin Lee Forbes and Bridger...


St. Ignatius couple charged in theft of $14K from grocery store

POLSON – A St. Ignatius man and woman are facing charges related to the theft of $14,000 in cash and checks and several cartons of cigarettes from Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius on Nov. 12, 2016.  Joshua Louis Durglo, 23, was charged theft, burglary and possession of illegal drugs, a...


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