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Gholson sentenced to 20 years Gholson sentenced to 20 years

A former Polson man who could be a key figure in a Polson woman’s mysterious disappearance in 2005 was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Jan. 16 to 20 years in the Montana State Prison with 10 years suspended for violating conditions of parole in an unrelated matter. William Earl Gholson, 60,...

Irvine sentenced to five years for selling meth Irvine sentenced to five years for selling meth

A Pablo man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Jan. 8 to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections with no time suspended for selling methamphetamine while on probation, which also resulted from selling meth. David Lawrence Irvine, 74, was still serving a sentence handed down by the ...

Man gets charges dismissed

When victims of domestic violence do not participate in the prosecution of their alleged perpetrator or make themselves available to prosecutors for various personal reasons, criminal charges get dismissed, which was the case for Christopher James Irvine, 45, of Pablo.  He was facing up to 10 years i...

Bybee pleads not guilty to assault Bybee pleads not guilty to assault

Andrew Joseph Bybee, 38, of Polson, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Jan. 8 to several felonies, including felony strangulation of a partner or family member, felony assault with a weapon and three counts of privacy in communications, one being a felony. According to court recor...

Governor Bullock celebrates adoptions

News from the office of Govenor Steve Bullock HELENA — Governor Steve Bullock joined child welfare advocates and Montana families to celebrate the adoption of two children at the 23rd Annual Celebrate Adoption ceremony. “In celebration of National Adoption Awareness month, we recognize th...

Gordon sentenced to 20 years in storage unit theft Gordon sentenced to 20 years in storage unit theft

A third co-defendant in a Bigfork storage unit theft has been sent to the Montana State Prison for a total of 20 years with 14 years suspended. Richard Gordon, 50, was given 10 years with seven years suspended for theft and 10 years with seven years suspended for money laundering. He was also ordered to p...

Carnahan found guilty of distributing drugs in jail

A Columbia Falls woman accused of smuggling drugs into the Lake County jail has pled guilty to criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.  Erin Elizabeth Carnahan, 24, entered her plea at District Court in Polson on Nov. 21 as part of a plea agreement that will dismiss two other charges at sentencing....

Irvine pleads guilty to strangulation Irvine pleads guilty to strangulation

A Pablo man is facing a five-year commitment to the Montana Department of Corrections for attempting to strangle his girlfriend.  Christopher James Irvine, 45, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Nov. 13 to strangulation of a partner or family member, which is a felony. On Jan....

Gieber receives 20 years for burglary

A Polson man was committed to the state Department of Corrections for a total of 20 years with 16 years suspended on a felony burglary charge. Kenneth Charles Gieber, 21, was also ordered to pay restitution of $263,228.97.  The sentence was handed down at District Court in Polson on Oct. 23 by Judge ...

Nicolai sentenced to eight years for assault

A Ronan man was committed at District Court in Polson on Oct. 23 to eight years with the Montana Department of Corrections with four years suspended for aggravated assault.  According to court records, Justice Raven Nicolai, 24, was in the Lake County Jail awaiting trial on drug distribution charges ...


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