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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 with 179 days suspended. Austin Scott Perkins , 18, pleaded not guilty to failing to slow/use caution/move away from a stationary emergency vehicle/police vehicle. He was fined $100 and charged $35 in court costs. Bill Keith Jones , 81, pleaded guilty to ROW violation, failing to yield to approaching traffic (immediate hazard) when making left turn. He was fined $50 and charged $3...


Marriages and divorces for June 2018

The following marriages and divorces took place in Lake County in the month of June: Marriages: Cierra Chaney Burns and Brandon Joseph Jeppesen Matthew Raymond Wagner and Michaela Grace Richter Mattea May Grant and David Jonathan Joy Steven Bradley Oberg and Dolores R. Sanchez Patrick Stephen Larsson...


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.  


Man pleads guilty to felony criminal endangerment

Ronald Jason Beavers, 45, was initially charged with strangulation of a partner or family member. He entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Wednesday to the amended charge of felony criminal endangerment. On the evening of October 29th, 2017, the victim returned from a basketball tourname...


Ronan man admits he stole car

A Ronan man admitted on Thursday at District Court in Polson to stealing a 2006 Kia in Ronan.  On December 29, 2017, a woman reported leaving her 2006 Kia running while she went into her sister's residence to pick up her children, according to court records. The Kia was gone when she went to leave wi...


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