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Articles with the Tag: Courts

Former St. Ignatius man gets credit for 10-plus months for marijuana possession Former St. Ignatius man gets credit for 10-plus months for marijuana possession

POLSON — A former St. Ignatius man now living in Wyoming was given credit for 315 days served last week as part of a three-year suspended sentence for marijuana possession.  Judge James A. Manley gave Solomon Preston Bolen credit for 225 days in the Lake County Jail and 90 days at a counseling ...

Bertsch gets 10 years for sexual assault of juvenile Bertsch gets 10 years for sexual assault of juvenile

POLSON — A 63-year-old Polson man got 20 years in state prison with 10 suspended last week for sexual assault of a juvenile and indecent exposure.  Judge James A. Manley sentenced Robert Walter Bertsch in accord with a plea agreement. Manley ordered that Bertsch not be given parole during the 1...

District Courts for Feb. 21, 2018

Judge James A. Manley sentenced the following people on Feb. 14:  Robert Michael Bigback , 41, of Ronan was given six months in jail with all time suspended except for eight days for misdemeanor assault and one year in jail with all time suspended for negligent endangerment, also a misdemeanor. Th...

Dentler charged with sexual assault of juvenile   Dentler charged with sexual assault of juvenile  

POLSON — A Polson man has been charged with sexual assault of a juvenile.  Zachary James Dentler, 23, touched the breasts of a 13-year-old girl and tried to make her put her hands down his pants and rub his chest, a court document states.  Dentler admitted to touching the girl’s b...

Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots

POLSON — A man complicit in the theft of more than $28,000 in coins and precious metals from a Ronan man in 2015 received a five-year suspended sentence last week. Michael Paul Furbush, 28, was sentenced by Judge Kim Christopher for his part in the theft. He was given credit for 92 days served in th...

Elmo man charged with assault, tampering with evidence Elmo man charged with assault, tampering with  evidence

POLSON — An Elmo man has been charged with assault with a weapon and tampering with evidence following an incident in which he allegedly engaged in a jealousy fueled altercation with his partner.  Calvin McCoy, 41, was charged in relation to an incident that allegedly took place on Jan. 17 and ...

Ronan man charged with rape of juvenile Ronan man charged with rape of juvenile

POLSON — A 26-year-old Ronan man has been charged with rape.  Clint Headdress Irvine was charged after a juvenile under age 10 described sexually explicit actions that Irvine committed on her. According to a court document, the girl reportedly sustained injuries.  Irvine denied causi...

Mission, Jocko irrigation district members discuss dissolved FJBC Mission, Jocko irrigation district members discuss dissolved FJBC

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission and Jocko irrigation districts got together for a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to discuss the dissolved Flathead Joint Board of Control. The Flathead District held a meeting on Monday, Feb. 12 after press time for the week.  Lake County District Court Judge James Manle...

Group of irrigators win lawsuit to dissolve FJBC Group of irrigators win lawsuit to dissolve FJBC

POLSON – After about four years of working together, voting on issues, and managing funds concerning water distribution for irrigation, it was recently discovered that the Flathead Joint Board of Control isn’t a valid governmental entity. Lake County District Court Judge James Manley ordered t...

PEER bison range lawsuit settled

C PABLO – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has settled a lawsuit with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) regarding the National Bison Range. The settlement creates a five-year timetable for the completion of a statutorily-required Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and...


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