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Articles with the Tag: Courts

Judge rules FJBC election valid

POLSON – District Court Judge James Manley ruled on Tuesday, Dec. 13, that the winning candidates in the Flathead Joint Board of Control election are to be seated at the earliest possible date. He stated that the May 3, 2016, FJBC election results to seat three new commissioners were certified by th...

Seese pleads guilty, testifies regarding nephew’s death Seese pleads guilty, testifies regarding nephew’s death

POLSON – A man implicated in the beating death of his 18-year-old nephew in Arlee in February pleaded guilty and testified in district court Wednesday.     Stephen Seese, 23, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty as part of a plea agreement. Seese pleaded guilty to accountabi...

Juvenile charged in fatal hit-and-run

PABLO — A 17-year old Ronan resident has been charged with negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident that allegedly caused the death of a 3-year-old boy shortly after 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, in Pablo. Chasen Kiaran Curley was charged in what was described as a hit and- run in...

Man who shot, killed Polson teen sentenced to six months in jail Man who shot, killed Polson teen sentenced to six months in jail

THOMPSON FALLS — A 27-year-old man will serve six months in the Sanders County Jail as part of a six-year deferred sentence for killing 16-yearold Polson resident Aunika Corrigan on June 25, 2015. Jonathan Ross Gray was sentenced for negligent homicide on Friday in Sanders County District Court by J...

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

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 Department of Corrections for accountability to negligent homicide in ...

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...


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