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Articles with the Tag: Courts

Two women plead not guilty to armed robbery charge Two women plead not guilty to armed robbery charge

Two Lake County women, D’anja Lesley Charlo, 19, of Elmo, and Kiirstyn Nicole Fairchild, 19, of Polson, entered pleas of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 12 to charges stemming from an armed robbery at a Ronan residence on July 27. According to court records, a man reported to law enfo...

High speed chase ends in arrest High speed chase ends in arrest

A Pablo man is facing drug possession and criminal endangerment charges after a high-speed pursuit with law enforcement in July. Shawn Curtis Shourds, 41, entered a plea of not guilty in Polson District Court on Aug. 5 to charges of criminal endangerment and two counts criminal possession of dangerous dru...

Lozeau ordered to pay $59,412 in restitution Lozeau ordered to pay $59,412 in restitution

A Charlo man has been committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for ten years with five years suspended on a felony theft charge. Todd Micheal Lozeau, 36, was also committed to a total of five years DOC, all suspended, on another felony theft charge and five years suspended for tampering with or fab...

University football hopeful waits for sentencing

A young man who came to Montana from Honolulu, Hawaii, in hopes of playing linebacker for the University of Montana football team, admitted to his role in a pursuit with law enforcement last March.  Caine Fitiausi-Fung, 19, entered a plea of guilty in Polson District Court on July 29 to felony crimin...

Antione convicted, to pay restitution

A Ronan man was ordered to pay restitution of $67,007.62 to the victim of a stabbing in Ronan last December. The order was handed down in Polson District Court on July 22.  William Antione Jr., 31, was given the restitution order as part of a plea agreement, which was reached on June 3. The agreement...

Sherman sentenced for drug possession

Adam Ethan Sherman, 20, of Ronan, was committed in Polson District Court on July 15 to the Montana Department of Corrections for four years with none of that time suspended for possessing methamphetamine.  The sentence was part of a plea agreement that resolved a total of four cases against Sherman. ...

Legislators asked to support reentry programs

News from ACLU Montana   MONTANA – The ACLU of Montana and community members shared with Members of the Law and Justice Interim Committee the challenges faced by individuals returning to their communities after being incarcerated or otherwise involved with Montana’s criminal legal system...

Swindler given credit for time served in theft case

A man who was found guilty of stealing a dump truck from the Woods Bay area was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for four years with all that time suspended.  Judge James Manley handed down the sentence in Polson on July 8. Manley gave Michael Austin Swindler, 30, credit for sixty-s...

18-year sentence handed down to man for burglary

A Lake County man was committed in Polson District Court on June 25 to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of eighteen years with fourteen years suspended after reaching a plea agreement that cut eighteen crimes down to nine. Eugene Thomas Germain, 26, was initially facing nine counts of fel...

Cutfinger sentenced to 15 years in homicide case

A Ronan man was committed in Polson District Court on June 18 to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of 15 years with half that time suspended for a drunk driving crash that killed his passenger. Brayden A’twen Cutfinger, 21, pleaded guilty to felony charges of negligent homicide and c...


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