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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Attempted deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary charges dismissed Attempted deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary charges dismissed

POLSON — Three of four charges against an Arkansas man were dismissed as part of a plea agreement last week. The Lake County Attorney’s Office agreed to dismiss charges of attempted deliberate homicide, arson and aggravated burglary against Shane Thomas Northweather, 23, in exchange for a guil...

Two men face charges after woman struck by bullet Two men face charges after woman struck by bullet

POLSON – Two men, ages 60 and 70, face charges following an Aug. 13 shooting on Canyon Mill Road northeast of Ronan.  Allen Ted Metzger, 60, and Roy Lee Sinclair, 70, were charged after a woman was shot in the thigh.  Metzger was charged with two counts of criminal endangerment and tamp...

Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’ Drug dealing charge dismissed due to failure to ‘knock and announce’

POLSON — A charge of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs was dismissed last month against a Ronan man while another charge remains.  The Lake County Attorney’s Office filed two separate charges against Brian Francis Charette, 44, stemming from Dec. 30, 2016, and June 2.&nbs...

St. Ignatius man sentenced following domestic incident St. Ignatius man sentenced following domestic incident

POLSON – A 34-year-old St. Ignatius man was given a combined five-year deferred sentence last week for an amended charge of criminal endangerment and three violations of a protection order.  James J. McGuire was given credit for 49 days in jail. Five counts of violating a protection order were ...

Sentence revoked for getaway driver Sentence revoked for getaway driver

POLSON – A 30-year-old Ronan man was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections last week after his probation was revoked.  Thomas Alfred Lozeau III was convicted on Sept. 12, 2006 of being an accessory to a bank robbery. His original sentence was 15 years in DOC with 12 suspended. ...

Briefs for Sept. 27, 2017

Ronan Police Department teams up with the National Child Safety Council News from Ronan Police Chief Ken Weaver  The Ronan Police Department, along with other agencies in Lake County, is partnering with the National Child Safety Council in a Child Safety, Drug and Crime Prevention Educational ...

Murder convict found guilty of sexual assault Murder convict found guilty of sexual assault

POLSON – A 61-year-old murder convict was convicted of sexual assault at a jury trial last week. Donald Dean Grant of Arlee was found guilty of one of two sexual assault charges against two girls dating to 2006 or 2007.  The girls were 4 and 7 or 8 at the time of the incident and alleged inc...

Polson man faces sexual abuse charges Polson man faces sexual abuse charges

POLSON — A 43-year-old Polson man faces three counts of sexual abuse of children after he allegedly Facebook messaged a 13-year-old girl and propositioned her.  Raymond Oliver Finley Jr. was arrested Sunday, Sept. 17, and held on a $100,000 bond. He was in court Sept. 20 but his arraignment was...

Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired Ronan man, woman charged after gunshots fired

POLSON – A 22-year-old Ronan man has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon and two counts of criminal endangerment after bullets allegedly whizzed by two children last month. A woman has also been charged in the incident.  Nathan Joseph Mahseelah was arrested following an incident in...

Dixon man gets deferred sentence for amended charges Dixon man gets deferred sentence for amended charges

POLSON — A 22-year-old Dixon man was given a three-year deferred sentence for an amended charge of criminal endangerment last week as part of a plea agreement. Jessie Lee Walking Eagle was originally charged with two counts of child sexual abuse and misdemeanor tampering with a witness.  Acc...


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