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Labissoniere sentenced for possession of dangerous drugs Labissoniere sentenced for possession of dangerous drugs

POLSON — A Spokane, Washington man was committed at District Court in Polson on Jan. 18 to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections with none of that time suspended on each of two counts of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs. According to court records on July 29, Thomas Labi...

Gardipe sentenced for felony burglary Gardipe sentenced for felony burglary

POLSON — An Elmo man was committed at District Court in Polson on Jan. 18 to the Montana Department of Corrections for six years with four years suspended for felony burglary. Trevor Gardipe, 26, was also committed to the DOC for five years with three years suspended for felony intimidation. Gardipe pl...

Reid found guilty of exploitation

POLSON — It took a Lake County jury about 30 minutes to find a St. Ignatius woman guilty of exploitation of elder or disabled person. The trial for Shaylynn Jamie Reid, 26, began in Polson’s District Court on Monday, Jan. 9, and ended the following morning with the guilty verdict being delivered ...

McCay pleads guilty to criminal possession

POLSON — A sentencing date of March 2 has been set for an Arlee man convicted of dealing heroin in Lake County. Peter Alexander McCay, 36, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Jan. 5 to criminal possession with intent to distribute. The plea agreement calls for the state and defense ...

Montana man arraigned on charges for actions during Jan. 6 capitol breach

News from the U.S. Attorney’s Office WASHINGTON — A Montana man was arraigned on Jan. 12 on misdemeanor charges, including disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions...

Hammer sentenced for strangulation

POLSON — A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Jan. 5 to a total of 11 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with 6 years suspended. Patrick Lee Hammer, Jr., 26, pleaded guilty during an earlier court appearance to felony charges of strangulation of a partner or family me...

Committee probing judiciary adopts amended final report Committee probing judiciary adopts amended final report

  News from Arren Kimbel-Sannit Montana Free Press MONTANA — The Republican-led select committee formed late last session to probe — or, depending on who you ask, besmirch — the state judiciary voted Thursday to adopt an amended version of its final report to the Legislature. ...

Governor appeals judge’s decision

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recentlly announced his administration has filed its briefing in the appeal of a judge’s decision denying the state’s petition for stay after the Biden Administration approved the American Prairie Reserve&rsquo...

Melvin sentenced for felony DUI

POLSON — A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Dec. 15 to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of 10 years with six years suspended for felony DUI convictions number four and five. Ron Phillip Melvin, 67, entered a plea of guilty to the charges during an earlier court a...

Court orders Governor to release documents to public, rejects “Executive Privilege” bid

News from Constance Van Kley, Upper Seven Law Firm HELENA — A Montana District Court has ordered Governor Greg Gianforte to produce documents he fought for two years to withhold, rejecting the Governor’s theory that he could withhold documents merely because they relate to his position as Go...


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