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Articles with the Tag: Courts

Former VFW manager charged with embezzlement Former VFW manager charged with embezzlement

POLSON — The former manager of the Polson Veterans of Foreign Wars has been charged with felony embezzlement after more than $15,000 was missing from a VFW account.  Shelley Lynn Leprowse, 49, of Ronan, was charged after VFW quartermaster Matt Lee looked into records and found little to minimal...

Olson clarification

To clarify a portion of last week’s court news – Judge James A. Manley gave Nicholas Ayers Olson, 31, of Polson, a three-year suspended sentence to the Department of Corrections for his fourth DUI, a felony, under the condition that Olson completes Lake County Drug Court. Olson also received susp...

Attempted deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary charges dismissed Attempted deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary charges dismissed

POLSON — Three of four charges against an Arkansas man were dismissed as part of a plea agreement last week. The Lake County Attorney’s Office agreed to dismiss charges of attempted deliberate homicide, arson and aggravated burglary against Shane Thomas Northweather, 23, in exchange for a guil...

Two men face charges after woman struck by bullet Two men face charges after woman struck by bullet

POLSON – Two men, ages 60 and 70, face charges following an Aug. 13 shooting on Canyon Mill Road northeast of Ronan.  Allen Ted Metzger, 60, and Roy Lee Sinclair, 70, were charged after a woman was shot in the thigh.  Metzger was charged with two counts of criminal endangerment and tamp...

Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’ Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’

POLSON — A charge of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs was dismissed last month against a Ronan man while another charge remains.  The Lake County Attorney’s Office filed two separate charges against Brian Francis Charette, 44, stemming from Dec. 30, 2016, and June 2.&nbs...

St. Ignatius man sentenced following domestic incident St. Ignatius man sentenced following domestic incident

POLSON – A 34-year-old St. Ignatius man was given a combined five-year deferred sentence last week for an amended charge of criminal endangerment and three violations of a protection order.  James J. McGuire was given credit for 49 days in jail. Five counts of violating a protection order were ...

Sentence revoked for getaway driver Sentence revoked for getaway driver

POLSON – A 30-year-old Ronan man was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections last week after his probation was revoked.  Thomas Alfred Lozeau III was convicted on Sept. 12, 2006 of being an accessory to a bank robbery. His original sentence was 15 years in DOC with 12 suspended. ...

Polson man faces sexual abuse charges Polson man faces sexual abuse charges

POLSON — A 43-year-old Polson man faces three counts of sexual abuse of children after he allegedly Facebook messaged a 13-year-old girl and propositioned her.  Raymond Oliver Finley Jr. was arrested Sunday, Sept. 17, and held on a $100,000 bond. He was in court Sept. 20 but his arraignment was...

Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired

POLSON – A 22-year-old Ronan man has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon and two counts of criminal endangerment after bullets allegedly whizzed by two children last month. A woman has also been charged in the incident.  Nathan Joseph Mahseelah was arrested following an incident in...

Man charged following alleged chase Man charged following alleged chase

POLSON — A 34-year-old Hamilton man faces charges of criminal endangerment and DUI after allegedly riding a motorcycle at speeds over 100 mph in Ronan and Pablo. Zachary Lang Bice, who is on probation for a criminal endangerment conviction from 2007, had a blood alcohol content of .106 following a c...


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