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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 County. According to court records, on Dec. 6, 2017, St. Dennis and 34-year-old Alta Collette Littelight of Hardin were allegedly involved in a robbery and were fleeing the scene when authorities in Missoula began their pursuit. The pursuit was ended for safety reasons when the suspects’ vehicle traveled northbound onto U.S. Hwy. 93. A description of the suspects’ vehicle wa...

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 ...

Metzger sentenced for unsafe shooting practices Metzger sentenced for unsafe shooting practices

A Ronan man was committed to the state Department of Corrections for 10 years with all time suspended during an appearance at District Court in Polson on April 18.  Allen Ted Metzger, 60, entered a guilty plea on Feb. 28 through his attorney, Lance Jasper of Missoula, to two counts of criminal endang...

Detention Center demands to be reduced

Lake County has been chosen to participate in a pilot project aimed at reducing the demand on detention centers while ensuring criminal defendants make their court appearances. Lake County Chief Deputy Attorney James Lapotka says the 2017 Legislature established an evidence-based risk assessment program for ...

Littlelight pleads guilty to assault with weapon Littlelight pleads guilty to assault with weapon

Alta Collette Littlelight, 34, of Hardin, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 4 to assault with a weapon stemming from a pursuit last December that began in Missoula and ended in Lake County. Littlelight, also known as Alta Three Fingers, entered into a plea agreement with prosec...

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