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Articles with the Tag: Courts

Man gets 43 days in jail for assaulting convicted rapist Man gets 43 days in jail for assaulting convicted rapist

POLSON — A 27-year-old Polson man was convicted at trial Tuesday, Jan. 16 of misdemeanor assault of convicted rapist Vaughn James.  Kasey Pier was tried for felony assault with a weapon for allegedly stabbing James outside the Pier 93 downtown Conoco gas station on July 22, 2016. The six-man, s...

Sentence revoked for teen who caused child’s death

POLSON — On Jan. 10, Judge James A. Manley revoked the six-year deferred sentence of Chasen Curley, 18, of Ronan, for criminal endangerment and sentenced him to time in the Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility in Miles City.  County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher said the Pine Hills program can ...

Former lifeguard alleges unjust firing, seeks four years of back pay

POLSON — A Polson-area woman has filed a complaint with the 20th Judicial District Court in Polson seeking four years of lost wages and benefits based on alleged wrongful discharge from her job at the Mission Valley Aquatics Center.  In the complaint, DV 17-50, Tristen Flagen said she started w...

Woman gets suspended sentence for assault with a weapon Woman gets suspended sentence for assault with a weapon

POLSON — A 39-year-old Pablo woman was given a three-year suspended sentence last week for assault with a weapon after she struck her male partner with an air conditioning unit on May 20, 2017.  According to a court document, Dawna Michel shoved the man to the floor and hit him with her fists a...

Man suspected of arson gets six-year suspended sentence for theft Man suspected of arson gets  six-year suspended  sentence for theft

POLSON — A 23-year-old Searcy, Arkansas man received a six-year suspended sentence last week for theft.  Shane Thomas Northweather was sentenced by Judge Kim Christopher, who ordered him to pay $10,000 in restitution for cash that was missing following the Nov. 20, 2016 fire of a home in the 39...

Charlo woman ordered to pay $32K in lost wages

POLSON — A 31-year-old Charlo woman being held in the Helena jail was given a three-year deferred sentence on Jan. 10 for criminal endangerment for her part in an incident that left an employee of the Ronan Town Pump unable to work.  Shirley Ann Felsman was also given a six-month suspended jail...

Man who robbed grocery store gets six years deferred

POLSON — A 23-year-old St. Ignatius man was given a six-year deferred sentence for his part in burglarizing Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius and stealing $13,285 on Nov. 12, 2016. Judge James A. Manley sentenced Joshua Louis Durglo on Dec. 27, 2017 in accord with a plea agreement. He was...

Polson City Court offers ‘food for fines’ program Polson City Court offers ‘food for fines’ program

POLSON — From Tuesday, Jan. 16, to Wednesday, Jan. 31, defendants with existing fines can reduce the amount owed to Polson City Court by bringing in non-perishable food for your fines. No credit will be given for expired dated food. You may drop off non-perishable food items at the Polson City Co...

Convicted killer gets another 15 years for sexual assault Convicted killer gets another 15 years for sexual assault

By Caleb M. Soptelean Valley Journal POLSON – A 61-year-old murder convict was sentenced to 15 additional years in the Montana State Prison on Dec. 20. Donald Dean Grant, 61, was out on parole for murder when he committed sexual assault of a girl in 2006 or 2007.  Grant was convicted a...

Former employee accused of stealing $5K

POLSON — A former employee of Ronan’s Ace Hardware store has been charged with theft.  Benjamin M. Meafua was charged with theft of $5,323 after police received a report of embezzlement on June 2, a court document states. Meafua allegedly used a manager’s pass codes to a computer...


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