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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 likely means prison.  According to charging documents, 22-year-old Nathan Mahseelah had gone to a residence on Panchot Avenue in Pablo on Aug. 27, 2017 to retrieve a cell phone and fired three shots from a handgun in an apparent effort to intimidate the occupants. Nearby neighbors reported the shooting saying one bullet passed close by her 12-year-old daughter who was in bed. Anothe...

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 ...

Lake County Justice Court news for May 2, 2018

Justice of the Peace Randal L. Owens dealt with the following cases from March 16-29: The following individuals were found guilty of speeding: Jason Wesley Beck , 46, fined $70; Yvette Quintana , 40, fined $70; Brandon Val Simmons , 31, fined $70; Dusty Shane Clark Von Riese , 37, fined $20; Michael ...

Bigfork man gets 3 years DOC for sexually assaulting 12-year-old

A Bigfork man was committed by Judge James Manley at District Court in Polson April 25 to 15 years with the State Department of Corrections with 12 years suspended after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault in February. Scott David Curry, 49, admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy on multiple oc...

Croft gets 10-year prison sentence for child sexual assault

An 83-year-old Polson man was sentenced by Judge James Manley at District Court in Polson on April 25 to the Montana State Prison for 20 years with 10 years suspended after earlier admitting to sexually assaulting two young girls. Lewis Croft was initially charged with felony counts of sexual intercourse ...


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