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Handcuffed truck thief enters plea agreement Handcuffed truck thief enters plea agreement

A Worley, Idaho, man admitted to leading Montana authorities on a pursuit in a stolen truck while handcuffed this past April. As part a plea agreement, Aaron Montana Crowe, 23, pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 8 to felony counts of theft and criminal endangerment. According to court records, on April 25, Lake County emergency dispatchers received a call that a silver passenger car hit a delineator post on Highway 28 near mile marker 41. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Chan Berry met up with the reporting parties at the intersection of Highway 28 and U.S. Highway 93. As the suspect’s vehicle was approaching, the witnesses were able to point the silver car out to Ber...


Ronan man pleads guilty to felony burglary Ronan man pleads guilty to felony burglary

A Ronan man admitted at District Court in Polson on Aug. 8 to breaking into a residence on Haack Road this past December. Bryan Geoffrey Williams, 31, pleaded guilty to felony burglary. According to charging documents, authorities responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch off the driveway of the lat...


Lake County Justice Court news for August 8, 2018

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases June 22-Aug. 2: The following individuals were found guilty of speeding: Zackaria Joseph Orr , fined $95; Carly Marie Fitchett , 41, fined $55; Kenneth Ault , 48, fined $120; Perris S. Moore , 26, fined $85; Mark Thomas Caswell , 64,...


Lake County Justice Court news for July 18, 2018

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases from May 18-June 21: Michael Laramie Corrigan , 21, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, first offense. He was fined $2,000 with $1,400 suspended and charged $85 in court costs. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail w...


High risk sex offender gets 100 year sentence High risk sex offender gets 100 year sentence

District Judge Kim Christopher sentenced a Polson man convicted of rape to Montana State Prison for 100 years on Thursday, July 5. Vaughn James, 45, was sentenced as a persistent felony offender and won’t be eligible for parole until having served 50 years and completing phase I and II of the state&...


Lake County Justice Court news for July 11, 2018

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases from May 18- June 21: The following individuals were found guilty of speeding: Parley K. Thordrson , 56, fined $55; Sarah W. Gallagher , 53, fined $85; Janice Marie Oppedal , 56, fined $20; Kisa Marie Davison , 44, fined $70; Robbie ...


Two residential drug searches made in Polson

News from the Polson Police Department POLSON — On the night of June 27, your Polson Police Department executed two residential search warrants. These warrants were the result of a short-term drug investigation. The information used to initiate the investigation originated from citizen complaints....


Missoula sex trafficker sentenced to 30 years in prison Missoula sex trafficker sentenced to 30 years in prison

  BILLINGS - The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Terrance Tyrell Edwards was sentenced to 360 months in prison, lifetime supervised release, and a $1,000 special assessment. Edwards was also ordered to pay $3,370 in restitution to one of his victims. U.S. District Judge Susan P...


Man sentenced to jail for criminal endangerment Man sentenced to jail for criminal endangerment

A Pablo man was sentenced to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with seven years suspended on a criminal endangerment charge at District Court in Polson on Thursday.  District Judge Kim Christopher sentenced David Boyed Vanbouchaute, 32, to an additional year in the Lake County jail ...


Gianforte staff to hold office hours in Polson

BOZEMAN – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte announced that a member of his staff will conduct mobile office hours in Polson on Tuesday, June 26, at 4 p.m. in the Lake County Courthouse, third floor conference room, 106 Fourth Ave. E.  


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