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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Murder convict faces sexual assault charges Murder convict faces sexual assault charges

POLSON — A 51-year-old man who served time in prison for deliberate homicide and attempted deliberate homicide following a shooting incident at a gravel pit south of Arlee in 1982 has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a minor.  According to a court document, Donald Dean Grant to...

Drug court coordinator hired, enrollees being accepted Drug court coordinator hired, enrollees being accepted

Lake County's new Court coordinator is now on duty. Missoula resident Christina Ellsworth started April 17 in a position that is funded for one year as a pilot project through a $50,000 grant from the Gianforte Family Foundation. Ellsworth met with other members of the drug court team last Thursday to ...

Man charged with homicide, arson, theft Man charged with homicide, arson, theft

POLSON — A man who moved to Arkansas shortly after a Ronan house fire last November has been charged with deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary and theft.  Shane Thomas Northweather, 23, of Searcy, Arkansas, was arrested earlier this month. His bond was set at $200,000.  No on...

Sentence revoked for man convicted in drive-by shooting Sentence revoked for man convicted in drive-by shooting

POLSON – A man involved in a drive-by shooting in December 2013 had his probation revoked last week. Victor Pierre Barnaby was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended although he was given credit for 26 days served in jail. Judge James A. Manley recommended t...

Sentence revoked for man convicted in drive-by shooting

POLSON – A man involved in a drive-by shooting in December 2013 had his probation revoked last week. Victor Pierre Barnaby was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended although he was given credit for 26 days served in jail. Judge James A. Manley recommended t...

Lichte charged with thefts over $127K

POLSON — A former Polson property manager has been charged with 16 felony and three misdemeanor thefts for allegedly bilking his business clients out of more than $127,000. Douglas Dennis Lichte of Polson Property Management was charged and an arrest warrant issued March 14. He posted $100,000 bail ...

Sheriff’s office seeks help locating sex offender Sheriff’s office seeks help locating sex offender

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the help of the public to locate a sex offender who has not complied with Sexual and Violent Offender Registry requirements by providing his current address: Phillip Pierre, 56, is a Level III Sex Offender and probationer, recently released from prison,...

Kenmille gets 5 years for assault Kenmille gets 5 years for assault

POLSON — A man was sentenced in Lake County District Court on March 29 to 10 years in the Department of Corrections with five suspended for assault with a weapon. Daniel James Kenmille, 53, was sentenced by Judge James A. Manley as part of a plea agreement that included another five years for assaul...

Numerous Polson residents may be victims of financial theft

POLSON — Following the extensive investigation by the Polson Police Department, a $100,000 arrest warrant was issued on March 23 for property manager Douglas Dennis Lichte of Bozeman. He is being charged with 16 counts of felony theft plus three counts of misdemeanor theft. Lichte, dressed in a suit...

Ince sentenced for drug possession Ince sentenced for drug possession

POLSON – A Bigfork man originally charged with intent to sell illegal drugs had a threeyear suspended sentence added to a Flathead County sentence last week. Michael John Ince, 34, was originally charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell and criminal possession of dange...


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