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Polson man charged with murder in girlfriend’s death Polson man charged with murder in girlfriend’s death

AURORA, COLORADO — A 20-year-old man from Polson is being charged with first degree murder in the death of his girlfriend. Dakota Chinnock was arrested Sept. 5, for allegedly beating his girlfriend, Amanda Farley, 20, of Polson, to death between the evening of Sept. 4 and the morning of Sept. 5. He ...

Ronan man pleads guilty to dealing heroin

POLSON — A Ronan man has admitted to dealing heroin in Lake County. Jose Anders Gonzalez, 30, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 9 to one felony count of criminal possession with intent to distribute. The guilty plea came as part of an agreement that will dismiss at sentencin...

Ronan man sentenced for strangulation, criminal endangerment Ronan man sentenced for strangulation, criminal endangerment

POLSON — A Ronan man was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of 15 years with all but five years suspended during a sentencing hearing at District Court in Polson on Sept. 9. Bojai Dominick Grant-Schmidt, 20, pled guilty at District Court in Polson on June 17, to strangulatio...

Ronan woman pleads not guilty to criminal endangerment

POLSON — A Ronan woman is accused of being high on drugs and passed out in a vehicle with a child in the car on a hot day. Miesha Skye Barnett, 24, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 1 to felony criminal endangerment. According to charging documents, on Aug. 12, law en...

Woman pleads not guilty to criminal child endangerment

POLSON — District Judge James Manley set a trial date of Feb. 14, 2022, for a Polson woman accused of driving while impaired with a child under the age of 14 in her car. Savanah Yvonne Kenmille, 35, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson to felony criminal child endangerment on Sep...

Violent offender fails to register Violent offender fails to register

A Great Falls man, who was born in Polson, pled guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 25 to failure to register as a violent offender. Dominic Antonio Martinez, 29, was also charged with burglary and robbery but those charges are tentatively set to be dismissed as part of a plea agreement.  Mart...

Man faces three years for felony assault

A Lake Mary Ronan man is facing a possible three-year commitment to the Montana Department of Corrections with all but 30 days jail time suspended. A District Court judge in Polson rejected a plea agreement that called for sentencing being deferred for three years. Brendan Edward Adams, 58, entered into a...

Short chase ends in alley

A Somers woman is facing charges stemming from a short pursuit through the streets of Polson. Brooke Anna Hovland-Burrington, 39, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 18, to felony charges of driving under the influence, criminal endangerment and misdemeanor charges of fleeing or ...

Man sentenced to 15 years for child pornography crime Man sentenced to 15 years for child pornography crime

News from the Montana Department of Justice MISSOULA — Justin Douglas Lampke, 47, of St. Ignatius, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for transporting child pornography and for failure to register as a sex offender, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M....

Jury trial set for December in hostage case Jury trial set for December in hostage case

A Polson man who took his girlfriend hostage during an armed standoff with police is facing a jury trial in December on charges stemming from the incident. Edward Dale Hardy, 63, entered a not guilty plea at District Court in Polson on July 29 to felony charges of kidnapping, assault with a weapon and cri...


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