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Man pleads not guilty to DUI

A Kalispell man is accused of a fourth driving while under the influence charge after being slumped over behind the wheel of his car at 5:30 a.m. Trey Chandler Grilley, 27, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Feb. 25 to what court records show would be his fourth DUI. According to court records, on Dec. 13, 2020, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the report of a vehicle parked in the middle of Rocky Point Road, north of Polson. The deputy arrived to find the vehicle still running, the lights were on and the driver, later identified as Grilley, was slumped over to the side and unconscious.  A preliminary breath test showed Grilley&...


Stolen packages suspect arrested, charged Stolen packages suspect arrested, charged

A Polson man, who was committed to 20 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with 16 years suspended on a burglary charge in 2019, is now accused of stealing packages delivered this past December while driving a stolen Jeep. An arraignment hearing for Kenneth Charles Gieber, 23, is set for March...


Second woman convicted in robbery case

An Elmo woman was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Feb. 17 to the Montana State Women’s Prison for two years with no time suspended on one count of felony robbery. D’anja Lesly Charlo, 19, entered a guilty plea to robbery by way of a plea agreement, reached on Dec. 9, that dismissed on...


Man pleads not guilty to harassment

A St. Ignatius man is accused of repeatedly harassing a Lake County woman while he was on probation for harassing another woman in Lake County in 2017. James Joseph McGuire, 38, entered a plea of not guilty in Polson District Court on Feb. 17 to 13 counts of privacy in communication. The first two counts ...


Man receives mental health support

At District Court in Polson on Feb. 10, a man was convicted of felony indecent exposure to a minor and was committed to the direction of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services for five years with none of that time suspended.  Jonathon Dell Tifft, 29, of Polson and Hot Springs, ent...


Man pleads not guilty to theft, drug charges Man pleads not guilty to theft, drug charges

 A reduction in bond was denied for a Lake County man facing car theft and drug possession charges. Orlando M. Powell, 47, entered a plea of not guilty to charges at District Court in Polson on Feb. 11. According to court records, on Jan. 22, a Polson woman reported to Lake County emergency dispatch ...


Man charged in storage unit theft sentenced to 10 years Man charged in storage unit theft sentenced to 10 years

District Judge James Manley ordered a Bigfork man to pay restitution of $1,038,035 and sentenced him to the maximum penalty of 10 years in the Montana State Prison for felony theft.  The sentence was handed down at District Court in Polson on Feb. 3. The charge stems from a storage unit theft in the ...


Crumley charged with felony assault on a peace officer Crumley charged with felony assault on a peace officer

A Lake County man is facing five separate criminal cases dating back to 2001. David Matthew Crumley, Jr., 39, appeared at District Court in Polson on Feb. 4 for arraignment hearings on three of the cases.  He entered not guilty pleas to all the charges listed in the three cases. Crumley is charged wi...


Wood found guilty of deliberate homicide

A Sanders County jury found a Polson woman guilty of deliberate homicide after a full day of deliberations. The trial of Danielle Jeanette Wood, 56, of Polson, began in Thompson Falls Jan. 19.  Closing arguments were heard the morning of Jan. 28. The jury began their deliberations that afternoon and ...


Finley awaits sentencing

A Ronan man has put himself at the mercy of the court after entering an open plea of guilty to felony criminal endangerment. Alex Patrick Finley, 36, entered the guilty plea at District Court in Polson on Jan. 27. Without the benefit of a plea agreement, Finley is subject to the maximum penalty of 10 year...


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