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Woman awaits sentencing for negligent homicide

A Ronan woman entered into a plea agreement that results in her conviction. Lindsay Elizabeth Castrillo, 36, was convicted of negligent homicide, which is a felony.  Castrillo was initially charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence. She entered a no-contest plea to the negligent homicide charge at District Court in Polson on Jan. 20. According to court records, on Sept. 1, 2019, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wayne Bieber, responded to a one-vehicle rollover involving a fatality on Moiese Valley Road. Bieber’s investigation of the site found that Castrillo was driving northbound when she lost control of the Subaru she was driving.  The Subaru rolled ...


Man admits to impaired driving

A Polson man admitted to driving his white Jeep while intoxicated this past August and causing an accident. Dillon S. Bindschadler, 29, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Jan. 20 to felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor driving while under the influence.  On Aug. 3, eme...


Man awaits sentencing on sexual abuse charges

A Polson man entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Jan. 7 to one count of felony sexual intercourse without consent. Harlan Jay Gipe, 69, entered the plea as part of a plea agreement that will dismiss, at sentencing, one felony count of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of felony sex...


Man pleads not guilty to shooting two Man pleads not guilty to shooting two

Joshua Franklin McGreevey, 32, of Pablo, pleaded not guilty at District Court in Polson on Jan. 7 to two counts of assault with a weapon and one count of tampering with physical evidence, all felonies. The unprovoked shooting of two people occurred in Pablo in early December. At about 8 p.m. on Dec. 4, Mc...


Staudenmayer awaits sentencing

A Bigfork man is facing a maximum 10 years in prison for his participation in a storage unit theft involving over $1,000,000 in rare coins and other items. Robert Earl Staudenmayer, 34, entered into a plea agreement at District Court in Polson on Dec. 16 that will dismiss, at sentencing, one count of mone...


Trial date set for criminal possession with intent to distribute

A Missoula woman is accused of trafficking heroin in the Mission Valley. Jeri Francis Matt, 22, entered a plea of not guilty in District Court at Polson on Dec. 17 to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. According to court records, on June 16, 2019, a Ronan police offic...


Man asked if he could return the money

A Missoula man admitted to his role in stealing money from the safe of a Ronan tavern where he worked. Adrian Paul Dodson, 24, pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on Dec. 17 to misdemeanor charges of theft and criminal trespass. He was initially facing felony charges of theft and burglary, but the cha...


Trial date set for sexual abuse charges

Homer Lyle Colman, 67, of Arlee, entered a plea of not guilty to sexually abusing a child multiple times over the span of two years. The not-guilty-plea was heard during an arraignment hearing at District Court in Polson on Dec. 10.  The investigation began in April of 2019 and stemmed from a report ...


Trial dates set for endangerment case

A Browning man, with ties to the Mission Valley, agreed to plead guilty to one count of felony criminal endangerment in exchange for four other counts of the same charge to be dismissed at sentencing. Raymond James Head, 34, is accused of leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit with five children,...


Heroin residue found in vehicle

A St. Ignatius woman has admitted to distributing heroin in the Mission Valley.  Lolanda Lou Sorrel-Buck, 48, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Dec. 9 to criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, a felony. The plea was entered as part of a plea agreement ...


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