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Lake County District Court news for Feb. 11, 2010

Judge Deborah K. Christopher dealt with the following cases on Feb. 4: Robert Lee Browning , 47, of Ronan, was committed to the Department of Corrections for five years with all suspended but 44 days for felony burglary. According to court records, the charge stems from a Nov. 20, 2007 incident when a Tribal Police Officer was approached by Browning. He told the officer that he purchased a GPS tracking device for $20 and that at the time, he thought he was buying a cell phone. He indicated that he would not be able to identify the seller, but that he wanted help in getting his money back. He delivered the GPS to the officer. The officer could smell alcohol coming from Browning and...


St. Ignatius City Court news for Feb. 4, 2010

Judge Sharon Richardson dealt with the following cases from Jan. 1-31: Jean Myard , 41, pleaded guilty to interfering with traffic while backing. He was found guilty, fined $50 and charged $35 in court costs. Carl Hennell , 34, forfeited his bond of $50 for speeding, going 54 mph in a 45 mph zone and...


Ronan City Court news for Feb. 4, 2010

Judge Justin L. Bartels dealt with the following cases from Jan. 15-28: Jacob Paul , 34, was found guilty of reckless driving, fined $350, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended. Trey R. Sinclair , pleaded guilty to the amended offense of reckless driving. ...


Polson City Court news for Feb. 4, 2010

Judge Doug A. Olson dealt with the following cases from Jan. 23-29: Mary Elizabeth Asper , 42, pleaded guilty to careless driving, failure to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle - second offense and to driving without a valid driver's license - expired less than 180 days. She was found guilty ...


Lake County Justice Court news for Feb. 4, 2010

Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall dealt with the following cases from Jan. 22-28: Waylon Mathew Ladue , 25, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol - first offense, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor negligent endangerment - substantial risk, death or serious bodily ...


Lake County District Court news for Feb. 4, 2010

Judge Deborah Kim Christopher dealt with the following cases on Jan. 28: • James Dean Brown , 16, of Ronan, was found guilty of five counts of felony attempted sexual intercourse without consent. He was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for 50 years with 38 years suspended on each count to ...


Polson City Court news for Jan. 28, 2010

Judge Doug A. Olson dealt with the following cases from Jan. 16-22: Shane R. Vanness , 36, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol - third offense. He was found guilty, fined $1,000, charged $85 in court costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended. Seth Houston ...


Lake County Justice Court news for Jan. 28, 2010

Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall dealt with the following cases from Jan. 15-21: Harry Edward VanBouchaute III , 25, pleaded not guilty to driving a motor vehicle while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked, and failure to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle - second offense. He was found gui...


Lake County District Court news for Jan. 28, 2010

Judge Deborah K. Christopher dealt with the following cases on Jan. 21: Craig Baird Feistner , 60, of Polson, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence, fourth or subsequent offense. He was found guilty and sentencing is set for Thursday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. According to court records, the ch...


Ronan City Court news for Jan. 21, 2010

Judge Justin L. Bartels dealt with the following cases from Jan. 1-14: Derrick Pluff , 23, pleaded not guilty to a stop sign violation, and a seatbelt violation. He was found guilty, fined $50 and charged $35 in court costs for the stop sign violation, and for not wearing a seatbelt, fined $20.  ...


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