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Irvine pleads guilty to assault Irvine pleads guilty to assault

POLSON — A Ronan man who was accused of head butting a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on March 9 to felony assault on a peace or judicial officer. Clint Headdress Irvine, 30, was charged with assaulting Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Jernigan on Jan. 23. Deputy Jernigan had responded on that day to a residence in Ronan after a woman called law enforcement requesting the removal of two men from her back porch. Upon arrival, Deputy Jernigan identified one of the men as Irvine. The deputy knew Irvine was wanted on a theft charge stemming from an incident in July 2020. As Deputy Jernigan was attempting to pat Irvine down prior to ...


Stevens pleads not guilty to endangerment and possession

POLSON — A St. Ignatius man is accused of leading law enforcement on a pursuit in May of last year. Stacey Edward Stevens, 47, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on March 10 to felony charges of criminal endangerment and criminal possession of dangerous drugs. According to cour...


Brown sentenced to 38 years Brown sentenced to 38 years

POLSON — A former Lake County man who was designated a tier three sex offender was sentenced at District Court in Polson March 3, to 38 years in the Montana State Prison with 20 years suspended for violating parole stemming from a rape conviction in 2009.  James Dean Brown, 29, admitted to viol...


George found guilty of rape George found guilty of rape

POLSON — An Elmo man has been found guilty of rape by way of a plea agreement. Tristan Tesh Palouse George, 22, entered a “no contest” plea at District Court in Polson Feb. 24 to sexual intercourse without consent. In a “no contest” plea, a defendant concedes the case based on t...


Three inmates charged with criminal mischief

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office POLSON — On Feb. 23 at around 7 p.m., three inmates in the Lake County Detention Center intentionally damaged a bunk in one of the cell blocks. While causing this damage, one of the inmates sustained a minor cut to his head and was transported to th...


Matt sentenced for sixth DUI

POLSON — A Ronan man who has five prior convictions for DUIs was sentenced at District in Polson Feb. 10 for DUI number six. Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher sentenced Earl Matt Jr., 47, to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with all but two days jail time suspended. Acc...


Erickson convicted of criminal possession Erickson convicted of criminal possession

POLSON — A Polson man with a criminal history dating back to when he was a juvenile and who has been deemed a persistent felony offender, has been sentenced to a total of 16 years in the Montana State Prison after being convicted on two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. According to ...


Morgan’s sentence suspended

POLSON — A Polson man will avoid a prison term after staying in the good graces of the judge. Aaron Daniel Morgan, 39, was facing at least a five-year stint in the Montana State Prison on one count of felony criminal endangerment. The prosecutor was arguing for another five years being suspended. Morga...


Lindquist sentenced for felony assault of a minor Lindquist sentenced for felony assault of a minor

POLSON — At District Court in Polson on Jan. 20, a St. Ignatius woman was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with none suspended on one count of felony assault on a minor. Kailee Marie Lindquist, 26, was given another five years DOC all suspended on felony partner or fami...


Ackerman sentenced for felony DUI

POLSON — A Missoula man was committed at District Court in Polson on Jan. 19 to the maximum five years with the Montana Department of Corrections for felony DUI. Buckleycole Randall Ackerman, 36, was convicted of felony DUI at a bench trial in 2021. A trial that Ackerman requested but failed to attend....


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