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Articles with the Tag: Courts

Murder convict faces sexual assault charges Murder convict faces sexual assault charges

POLSON — A 51-year-old man who served time in prison for deliberate homicide and attempted deliberate homicide following a shooting incident at a gravel pit south of Arlee in 1982 has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a minor.  According to a court document, Donald Dean Grant to...

Drug court coordinator hired, enrollees being accepted Drug court coordinator hired, enrollees being accepted

Lake County's new Court coordinator is now on duty. Missoula resident Christina Ellsworth started April 17 in a position that is funded for one year as a pilot project through a $50,000 grant from the Gianforte Family Foundation. Ellsworth met with other members of the drug court team last Thursday to ...

Saga over ‘coyote club’ draws to close

POLSON — After six years, multiple court cases, numerous investigations and employee turnover, the saga over the so-called “coyote club” may be coming to an end. The “coyote club” was brought to the limelight in 2010 as a result of an investigation by Frank Bowen, a longtime ...

Man charged with homicide, arson, theft Man charged with homicide, arson, theft

POLSON — A man who moved to Arkansas shortly after a Ronan house fire last November has been charged with deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary and theft.  Shane Thomas Northweather, 23, of Searcy, Arkansas, was arrested earlier this month. His bond was set at $200,000.  No on...

Sentence revoked for man convicted in drive-by shooting Sentence revoked for man convicted in drive-by shooting

POLSON – A man involved in a drive-by shooting in December 2013 had his probation revoked last week. Victor Pierre Barnaby was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended although he was given credit for 26 days served in jail. Judge James A. Manley recommended t...

Sentence revoked for man convicted in drive-by shooting

POLSON – A man involved in a drive-by shooting in December 2013 had his probation revoked last week. Victor Pierre Barnaby was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended although he was given credit for 26 days served in jail. Judge James A. Manley recommended t...

Lichte charged with thefts over $127K

POLSON — A former Polson property manager has been charged with 16 felony and three misdemeanor thefts for allegedly bilking his business clients out of more than $127,000. Douglas Dennis Lichte of Polson Property Management was charged and an arrest warrant issued March 14. He posted $100,000 bail ...

Sheriff’s office seeks help locating sex offender Sheriff’s office seeks help locating sex offender

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the help of the public to locate a sex offender who has not complied with Sexual and Violent Offender Registry requirements by providing his current address: Phillip Pierre, 56, is a Level III Sex Offender and probationer, recently released from prison,...

Kenmille gets 5 years for assault Kenmille gets 5 years for assault

POLSON — A man was sentenced in Lake County District Court on March 29 to 10 years in the Department of Corrections with five suspended for assault with a weapon. Daniel James Kenmille, 53, was sentenced by Judge James A. Manley as part of a plea agreement that included another five years for assaul...

Drug court gets head start Drug court gets head start

POLSON — A $50,000 grant from the Gianforte Family Foundation is enabling Lake County to get a head start on its drug court. The county has seen an increased number of drug cases over the past several years, and the drug court is an attempt to better deal with the individuals who make up those cases...


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