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Articles with the Tag: Courts

Family support for judge

Editor,  Kim Christopher is the best candidate for District Court Judge of Lake and Sanders counties. She has excelled in this position for 18 years. She is steadfast, honest, fair and professional. How do I know? I’ve watched her in action, and I’ve seen her behind the scenes. You see, K...

Mathias serving sentence for sexual assault

A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Oct. 11 to the Montana Department of Corrections for six years with two years suspended for sexually assaulting a young girl.  Brandon J. Mathias, 29, pled guilty to felony sexual assault on Aug. 23. According to court records, on Jan. 3, a...

Former bus driver might avoid jail time

The former school bus driver and owner of the bus company contracted by the St. Ignatius School District who was charged with dealing methamphetamine entered into a plea agreement at District Court in Polson on Thursday, Sept. 27. The plea agreement could keep him from being incarcerated.  Scott Will...

Kaliman sentenced for exploitation

The former Financial Coordinator of Mission Mountain Enterprises, Jessica Lynn Kaliman, 39, of Clayton, Washington, was committed to the state Department of Corrections for three years with all but one day jail time already served suspended. Kaliman had entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on...

Man who fires rifle into river at park pleads not guilty to criminal endangerment

A Polson man entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson today to felony criminal endangerment.  Marty Jay Billmayer, 45, is accused of firing multiple rounds from a .22 caliber rifle into the Flathead River at about 6 o’clock the evening of Aug. 23 while at Riverside Park in Polso...

Handcuffed truck thief enters plea agreement Handcuffed truck thief enters plea agreement

A Worley, Idaho, man admitted to leading Montana authorities on a pursuit in a stolen truck while handcuffed this past April. As part a plea agreement, Aaron Montana Crowe, 23, pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 8 to felony counts of theft and criminal endangerment. According to court reco...

Ronan man pleads guilty to felony burglary Ronan man pleads guilty to felony burglary

A Ronan man admitted at District Court in Polson on Aug. 8 to breaking into a residence on Haack Road this past December. Bryan Geoffrey Williams, 31, pleaded guilty to felony burglary. According to charging documents, authorities responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch off the driveway of the lat...

High risk sex offender gets 100 year sentence High risk sex offender gets 100 year sentence

District Judge Kim Christopher sentenced a Polson man convicted of rape to Montana State Prison for 100 years on Thursday, July 5. Vaughn James, 45, was sentenced as a persistent felony offender and won’t be eligible for parole until having served 50 years and completing phase I and II of the state&...

Protest occurs in relation to McDonald Lake homicide Protest occurs in relation to McDonald Lake homicide

POLSON – Demonstrators  arrived at the Lake County Courthouse on Monday morning to protest a decision to release individuals associated with the Cassandra Harris case. “It’s not ok,” said Amy Castlio, one of the protest organizers. She continued to say: “There are so man...

Missoula sex trafficker sentenced to 30 years in prison Missoula sex trafficker sentenced to 30 years in prison

  BILLINGS - The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Terrance Tyrell Edwards was sentenced to 360 months in prison, lifetime supervised release, and a $1,000 special assessment. Edwards was also ordered to pay $3,370 in restitution to one of his victims. U.S. District Judge Susan P...


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