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Ondaro pleads guilty to felony assault Ondaro pleads guilty to felony assault

POLSON — A Bigfork man admitted to threatening people with a gun at a construction site in Ferndale last August. Jared Anthony Ondaro, 50, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 28 to felony assault with a weapon. He was initially charged with three counts of assault with a weapon, one for each alleged victim, but two counts are to be dismissed at sentencing in exchange for his guilty plea to the one count. According to court records, on August 12, 2021, a man at a construction site on Sundance trail in Ferndale reported that an intoxicated man was driving around brandishing a firearm. At the scene, three witnesses told responding Lake County Sheriff’s ...


Skov pleads guilty to assault on a peace officer Skov pleads guilty to assault on a peace officer

POLSON — A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on April 27 to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with five years suspended on one count of assault on a peace or judicial officer. Kai Earl Skov, 50, was sentenced in accordance with a plea agreement reached March 9 that ...


Fox pleads guilty to possession of sawed-off shotgun

POLSON — A Polson man admitted to the illegal possession of a sawed-off shotgun. David Micheal Fox, 67, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 28 to felony possession of a sawed-off shotgun. The plea was entered as part of a plea agreement that will dismiss at sentencing, one cou...


Lozeau to pay restitution

POLSON — The imposition of sentencing was deferred for a period of three years at District Court in Polson on April 20 for a Ronan woman convicted in a road rage incident. Anjelica Dawn Lozeau, 28, pleaded guilty to the amended charge of felony criminal endangerment on Feb. 9. She was initially charged...


Judicial candidates apply for vacancy

MONTANA — Four attorneys have applied to fill a vacancy in the 20th Judicial District, covering Lake and Sanders counties, pending the retirement of Judge Jim Manley on June 1. Gov. Greg Gianforte will appoint the new judge and is currently accepting public comment and letters of support at nominatejud...


Hoyland-Burrington sentenced to five years all suspended Hoyland-Burrington sentenced to five years all suspended

POLSON — A Somers woman was committed at District Court in Polson on April 13 to the Montana Department of Corrections for 5 years, all suspended, after pleading guilty to the operation of a non-commercial vehicle by a person with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, fourth or subsequent. The plea...


Martinez pleads guilty to burglary, assault Martinez pleads guilty to burglary, assault

POLSON — A Polson man who was accused of breaking into another Polson man’s apartment and stabbing him has admitted committing the crimes. Chimeco Rivers Martinez, 18, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 6 to aggravated burglary and assault with a weapon. The open pleas ...


Glass pleads guilty to criminal possession Glass pleads guilty to  criminal  possession

POLSON — A Polson man who risked a potentially fatal overdose by attempting to conceal illegal drugs inside his body has admitted to possessing the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Jimmy Justin Glass, 41, was booked into the Lake County jail on New Year’s Eve. He entered a plea of guilty at District Co...


Haworth pleads guilty to vehicular homicide Haworth pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

POLSON — An Arlee woman who was charged with causing a fatal head-on collision on U.S. Highway 93 after fleeing a traffic stop in Polson admitted to causing the wreck. Shannon Sierra Haworth, 18, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 7 to felony vehicular homicide while under th...


Moore pleads guilty to negligent homicide Moore pleads guilty to negligent homicide

POLSON — A Marion woman has admitted to stealing a car in Kalispell before being involved in a fatal car wreck with it later in Pablo. Leasa Sierra Moore, now 19, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 7 to felony negligent homicide and no contest to felony theft. According...


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