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Lake County Justice Court news for June 6, 2018

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases from March 30-April 26: The following individuals were found guilty of speeding: James David Beresovoy , 37, fined $85; Michael John Kalagian , 30, fined $20; Grant Pierson Myhre , 40, fined $20; Ronald Colton Phillipson , 22, fined $20; Bram Merrick Odell , 30, fined $95; Timothy H. Bagnell DDS , 56, fined $85; Clinton D. Coffman , 26, fined $20; Devin Asher Day , 16, fined $70; Jose Paz Quintero , 34, fined $105; Peggy Sue Gray , 63, fined $95; Anthony Isaiah Esqueda , 22, fined $135; Robert T. Tibbetts , 30, fined $120; Lisa Felton Helean , 51, fined $85; Nicholas Edmond , 33, fined $70; Kelly A. Hawkin...

Finley receives suspended sentence

A Ronan man was committed to the State Department of Corrections for five years with all that time suspended at District Court in Polson on May 23 following a criminal endangerment conviction. According to court records, on Nov. 12, 2017 a Flathead Tribal Police Officer was on routine patrol when he obser...

Former CPS worker pleads guilty to criminal endangerment

A former Lake County social worker, who was charged with raping a Polson woman, has pleaded guilty to the amended charge of criminal endangerment. According to court records on Sept. 26, 2017, Chase Joseph Ripley, 34, in his capacity as Child Protective Services agent for Lake County’s Department of...

Mahseelah sentenced for robbery, assault with a weapon, endangerment Mahseelah sentenced for robbery, assault with a weapon, endangerment

A Ronan man, who was convicted by a Lake County jury on March 6, on charges of robbery, assault with a weapon and criminal endangerment, was sentenced by District Judge James Manley on May 16 to the State Department of Corrections (DOC) for a total of 11 years. Any commitment to the DOC beyond five years lik...

Littlelight sentenced to Montana State Prison following robbery, chase Littlelight sentenced to Montana State Prison following robbery, chase

A retired special agent with the FBI who now practices law in Polson says his client was abused by law enforcement during her arrest after a high speed pursuit last December. The claim was made in a sentencing memorandum by Attorney Edward G. “Ted” Chester Jr. on behalf of his client, Alta Collet...

Births for May 23, 2018 Births for May 23, 2018

Zion Talbert RONAN —Zion Charles Talbert was born April 30, 2018 at St. Luke Community Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Parents are Timothy and Elizabeth Talbert of Pablo. Paternal grandparents are Charles and Kathy Talbert of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Siblings are Olive and Averie of Pablo....

Woman gets 10 years following high speed chase Woman gets 10 years following high speed chase

Roishell Elizabeth St. Dennis, 28, of Missoula, was sentenced at District Court in Polson on May 2 to 20 years in the Montana State Women’s Prison with 10 years suspended on an assault with a weapon charge. The charge stems from a pursuit with law enforcement that began in Missoula and ended in Lake...

Lake County marriages and divorces for April 2018

The following marriages and divorces took place in Lake County during the month of April: Marriages Laurie Ann Joyce and Hugh Peter Terteling Pamala Susan Coutts and Leroy Guy Lamach Cassandra Ann Ingham and Robert Thomas Blood Emily Frances Stahly and Chase Patrick Carman Katherine Louise Thompson a...

Coast guard impersonator gets deferred prosecution agreement

A 33-year-old Polson man charged with three counts of impersonating a public servant will have those charges dismissed as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. According to court records, Ryan William Lowden had a habit of donning a Coast Guard vest and pulling various boaters on Flathead Lake over for s...

Prosecutors seek to convict Bigfork man who killed three grizzlies

In October 2017 the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon vacated a Bigfork man’s conviction for killing three grizzly bears near Ferndale, however, prosecutors in Missoula are now trying again to convict him. Dan Wallen was convicted and sentenced in May 2015 for illegally taking ...

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