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Garza sentenced to five years

POLSON — A Washington state man was committed at District Court in Polson on Sept. 7 to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections, with none of that time suspended, for dealing drugs in Lake County. Luis Alfredo Garza, 35, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson to criminal ...

Chinnock sentenced for girlfriend’s murder Chinnock sentenced for girlfriend’s murder

AURORA, COLORADO — A Polson man who pled guilty to the murder of his girlfriend earlier this year was sentenced in Aurora District Court on July 12.  Dakota Chinnock, 21, has been sentenced to serve a total 60 years behind bars for the kidnapping and murder of Amanda Farley, 20, also of Polson....

Martinez sentenced for felony burglary, assault Martinez sentenced for felony burglary, assault

POLSON — A Polson man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on July 13 to a total of 40 years with the Montana State Prison, with 20 years suspended, on felony charges of aggravated burglary and assault with a weapon. Chimeco Rivers Martinez, 18, entered open guilty pleas to the charges on April...

Lawsuit filed by Lake County against the state

LAKE COUNTY — This week a lawsuit was officially filed against the State of Montana by attorney Lance Jasper with the law firm Reep, Bell, and Jasper on behalf of Lake County for unfulfilled obligations of Public Law 280.  Public Law 280 was passed by legislation in 1963, whereby the State of M...

Moore sentenced for negligent homicide

POLSON — A Marion woman convicted of causing a fatal crash in a stolen car was sentenced at District Court in Polson on June 30 to a total of 18 years in the Montana State Women’s prison with 10 years suspended. Lease Sierra Moore, 19, entered a plea of guilty on April 7 to felony negligent homic...

Hoskinson to pay restitution Hoskinson to pay restitution

POLSON — The imposition of sentencing was deferred for six years for a St. Ignatius woman after she entered an Alford plea to one count of felony exploitation of an older or disabled person. The sentence for Shara Darlene Hoskinson, 45, was handed down at District Court in Polson on June 23 by Judge Ka...

Juvenile detained for school threat

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office ST. IGNATIUS — At about 2 p.m. on May 26, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer was alerted to social media threats made by a youth indicating the youth was going to come to St. Ignatius High School with a gun and cause harm t...

Mother and son sentenced for involvement in Blackweasel death Mother and son sentenced for involvement in Blackweasel death

POLSON — A mother from St. Ignatius and her adult son were sentenced, one right after the other, at District Court in Polson on May 25 for their involvement in the death of 18-year-old Saul Blackweasel last January. Rope Kinkade Ardis, 20, was sentenced to the Montana State Prison for eight years wi...

Glass sentence deferred Glass sentence deferred

POLSON — The imposition of sentencing for a Polson man caught with fentanyl hidden in his body was deferred for three years. Jimmy Justin Glass, 41, was given credit for time served of 146 days during his sentencing hearing at District Court in Polson on May 25. Glass was booked into the Lake County...

Onesalt sentenced to six years for drugs Onesalt sentenced to six years for drugs

POLSON — A Polson man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on May 19 to a total of six years with the Montana Department of Corrections for violating conditions of parole by possessing drugs. Justin Duane Onesalt, 34, was also sentenced to 20 years with the Montana State Prison with 10 years suspe...


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