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Lake County Justice Court news for Feb. 27, 2019

The following cases were heard by Judge Randall Owens in Lake County: Chris Wilcox II , 50, pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked. He was fined $250, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 2 days in jail. Karlissa Lynn Allen , 44, pleaded not guilty to the amended charge of reckless driving, first offense. She was fined $400 with $200 suspended, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended. Chance William Frame , 27, pleaded not guilty to the amended charge of reckless driving, first offense. He was fined $300 with $100 suspended, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 90 days in...


Knox awaits sentence for pouring gas on a woman with lighter in hand Knox awaits sentence for pouring gas on a woman with lighter in hand

It took a Lake County jury less than three hours of deliberations before finding a Lakeside man guilty of four of five felony charges. Dustin Hayes Knox, 42, was accused of pouring gasoline on a woman after breaking into her Lake Vista Court home on July 5, 2018.  The trial began Monday, Feb. 4,...


Lake County marriages and divorces in January 2018

Lake County Marriages and Divorces in January: Marriages: Shane Bradley Perry and Ashlee Layne Cheff Gina Privett Baker and David Louis Sanchez Divorces: Brandon L. Hergett and Skyla E. Perry Victoriano R. Bagaoisan and Alisa E. Bagaoisan (Williamson restored) Joseph E. Sias and Lawanda Sias Andre...


Auld sent to prison for attempted robbery

An Elmo man, Peter James Auld, 31, was committed at District Court in Polson Jan. 23 to the state Department of Corrections for three years with one year suspended on an attempted robbery charge.  The sentence, handed down by Judge James Manley, followed the recommendation of a plea agreement reached...


Lake County Justice Court news for Jan. 30, 2019

Lake County Justice of the Peace Randal Owens passed judgment on the following cases Nov. 30- Jan. 1: Deo Juavante Alexander , 28, pleaded not guilty to partner or family member assault, causing bodily injury to partner or family member, first offense. He was found guilty and in a plea agreement was fine...


Mental health considered for woman who started fires Mental health considered for woman who started fires

A woman accused of setting fires to the U. S. Post Office in Big Arm and other public facilities in Montana has been denied a bond reduction. Jennifer Len Alice Cassidy, 25, appeared before District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher in Polson for two counts of felony arson on Jan. 10. The hearin...


Attorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assaultAttorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assault Attorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assaultAttorney recommends Michel get 20 years for child assault

A Ronan man who was initially charged with sexual assault is receiving a recommended sentence to Montana State Prison for 20 years on the amended charge of aggravated assault. Keith Lee Michel Jr., 28, entered into a plea agreement during an appearance at District Court in Polson on Jan. 2. Lake County Attor...


Lake County marriages and divorces for December 2018

Marriages Kelly Joe Garcia and Suzanne R. Rosenleaf Adrienne Nicole Gilson and Samuel Alexander Croft Jeremy Dell Samsel and Jennifer Rae Thoreson Todd Allen Somers and Kimberlee Jean Job Robert Allen Smith and Kathleen K. Smith Ronald T. Morigeau and Melanie Lynne Krantz Giovanni V. Faoro and Hannah Le...


Lichte sits in jail while awaiting sentencing Lichte sits in jail while awaiting sentencing

A former Polson property manager, Douglas Dennis Lichte, 42, pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on Jan. 3 to 16 felony and three misdemeanor charges of theft, according to charging documents. The plea came without the benefit of a plea agreement, meaning Lichte will be at the mercy of the judge at...


Judge Christopher takes oath Judge Christopher takes oath

Deborah “Kim” Christopher was sworn in by Mike McGrath, Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court, for her fourth term as State District Court Judge for the 20th Judicial District, Lake and Sanders counties on Jan. 2 in Helena. The ceremony was held in Helena at the Montana Supreme Court.  ...


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