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Morigeau plans to make amends

District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher deferred the imposition of sentencing for six years for a St. Ignatius woman who was convicted of stealing money from the St. Ignatius Fire Auxiliary. The sentence was handed down in Polson on Nov. 19. Annie Morigeau, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of ...

Shourds receives sentence related to high-speed chase

District Judge James Manley committed a Pablo man to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with no time suspended on one count of felony criminal endangerment. The sentence was handed down at District Court in Polson on Nov. 18. Shawn Curtis Shourds, 41, pled guilty to the charge as part of...

Ronan woman pleads not guilty to criminal endangerment after pedestrians report almost being hit

A Ronan woman is accused of nearly hitting two pedestrians while allegedly driving drunk. Cheyenne Heartboltz Dewall, 59, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Nov. 12 to felony criminal endangerment. According to court records, on Oct. 3, law enforcement responded to two separate ca...

Schrier sentenced for assault charges Schrier sentenced for assault charges

District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher committed a Plains man to the Montana Department of Corrections for 10 years with five years suspended for assaulting a stranger with a rock. The sentence was handed down at District Court in Polson on Nov. 12.  Todd Harold Schrier, 58, pled guilty...

Man arrested during arraignment hearing Man arrested during arraignment hearing

A Dayton man is accused of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, which violated the terms of his release while subsequent charges were pending.  William Claude Miller, 59, entered a not-guilty plea at District Court in Polson on Nov. 12 to felony counts of criminal possession of dan...

Evaluation required before sentencing

A man from both Polson and Hot Springs entered an Alford plea at District Court in Polson on Oct. 28 to felony indecent exposure to a minor.  Jonathon Dell Tifft, 29, told the court that he was suffering from a mental health problem when he exposed himself to several girls who were on a parade float ...

Man sentenced for assault

Judge James Manley sentenced a Polson man in District Court at Polson on Oct. 28 to the Montana State Prison for 10 years with five years suspended on one count of assault with a weapon and another 10 years with all that time suspended on one count of tampering with witnesses or informant. Alan Lewis Kibl...

Man pleads not guilty to thefts Man pleads not guilty to thefts

A North Dakota man is accused of stealing the bank deposit bag from the manager’s office at Polson Bay Golf Course, not once but twice. Robert Todd Gustafson, 56, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Oct. 29 to felony theft. According to court records, on July 14, 2014, survei...

Suspect makes better choice after taking store keys

One plea agreement resolved three separate criminal cases against a Polson woman. Kiirsten Nicole Fairchild, 19, was facing two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, robbery, theft, criminal endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.  The plea agreement res...

Eight charges dismissed in assault case

A Polson man, who was facing eight counts of partner or family member assault plus one count of unlawful restraint, had all but one of the charges dismissed after the alleged victim recanted her story. Pernnell Albert Dionne Jr., 35, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Oct. 21 to one m...


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