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Articles with the Tag: Courts

Judge moves forward with trespass, mischief charges Judge moves forward with trespass, mischief charges

POLSON — A motion to dismiss a felony criminal mischief charge and two counts of criminal trespass was denied last week in District Court in the case of Big Arm resident Kevin Brent Funk. Funk, 54, is charged in relation to a property dispute for lakefront property in the 73700 block of Highway 93. ...

Kassandra Seese gets 20 years for negligent homicide, 15 years suspended Kassandra Seese gets 20 years for negligent homicide, 15 years suspended

Updated and corrected Nov. 28 By Caleb M. Soptelean/Valley Journal POLSON – A woman involved in the death of 18-year-old Richard Warner was handed a 20-year sentence on Nov. 23 with all but five years suspended. Kassandra Seese, 24, was sentenced by District Court Judge James A. Manley to the ...

Restitution dispute postpones sentence for St. Ignatius man Restitution dispute postpones sentence for St. Ignatius man

POLSON — The case of a man facing three charges of assault with a weapon, multiple charges of burglary, robbery and theft, possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, and others, has been continued until Dec. 7. In Lake County District Court on Wednesday, Solomon Preston Bolen, 35, of S...

Plea agreement filed for man charged with killing cousin, stuffing body in shower Plea agreement filed for man charged with killing cousin, stuffing body in shower

LAKE COUNTY — On Friday a plea agreement was filed regarding a man set to go to trial Dec. 5 for homicide. The document asks the trial date to be vacated and Stephen Seese, 23, Osburn, Idaho, appear before Judge James Manley Wednesday, Dec. 7 for his change of plea. Seese is accused of killing his 1...

Release denied for man facing trespass charges Release denied for man facing trespass charges

POLSON – Bond was denied on Wednesday for a Big Arm man charged with criminal mischief and two counts of criminal trespass, all felonies. District Court Judge James Manley declined to release Kevin Brent Funk, 54, on his own recognizance but asked the sheriff’s office to escort him to his home...

Plea agreement filed in homicide case

LAKE COUNTY — A plea agreement was filed Friday regarding a man set to go to trial Dec. 5 for homicide. The document asks the trial date to be vacated and Stephen Seese, 23, Osburn, Idaho, appear before Judge James Manley Wednesday, Dec. 7 for his change of plea. Seese is accused of killing his...

Final suspect sentenced in case of 15 poached deer, elk

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks FLATHEAD COUNTY — The final person involved in a major poaching case was sentenced in Flathead County Justice Court Nov. 1, ending the investigation and prosecution of nine young men who illegally shot 15 deer and an elk. Region One FWP Game Wardens an...

Local representatives vying for seats November 8 Local representatives vying for seats November 8

With the primary election less than three weeks away, the presidential race can’t overshadow the contests for state government. The following is a recap of individuals running for seats in Montana government. Senate District 6 Either Rolf Harmsen–D of Polson or Albert Olszewski– R o...

Murder accomplice pleads guilty Murder accomplice pleads guilty

  POLSON — A woman who helped cover up the murder of her husband’s cousin and then allegedly lived with her husband and children in the trailer for several months while the body was stuffed in a shower pleaded guilty in Judge James Manley’s Lake County District Courtroom Wednes...

Puppy mill case to be dismissed, 130 dogs to be removed Puppy mill case to be dismissed, 130 dogs to be removed

  POLSON — A couple charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals each signed a deferred prosecution agreement Friday, Aug. 26, dismissing their case and relinquishing custody of about 130 dogs to Life Savers Animal Rescue or the Lake County Sheriff’s office. According to...


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