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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Kibler pleads not guilty to assault

Alan Lewis Kibler, 34, of Polson entered a plea of not guilty in Polson District Court on June 10 to two counts of partner or family member assault, assault with a weapon and kidnapping, all felonies. According to court records, on May 26, a social worker with child protective services reported to the Lak...

Polson man faces assault charges Polson man faces assault charges

A Polson man is accused of beating his girlfriend over a period of several days, causing bruising “all over her body,” according to charging documents.  Pernell Albert Dionne Jr., 35, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on June 10 to five counts of felony partner or...

McCrea awaits sentencing for drug charge

Saylah Jessica McCrea, 28, of Ronan pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on June 11 to felony criminal possession dangerous drugs.  After midnight on July 28, 2018, a Ronan Police Officer was on patrol when he noticed a car parked in the parking lot of a local church, according to records. In t...

Joseph charged with sexual assualt

Jarod Matthew Joseph, 19, of Ronan entered a plea of not guilty in District Court on June 10 to two counts of felony sexual assault.  According to court records, the incidents involved minors under the age of 10 and occurred in Ronan between July 2019 and March 2020. When questioned by a detective wi...

Man pleads not guilty to felony charges Man pleads not guilty to felony charges

Jonathan Dell Tifft, 29, of Polson, entered a plea of not guilty in District at Polson on June 10 to felony exposure to a minor.  The charges stem from an incident at the Polson homecoming parade on Sept. 27, 2019, when several girls on a parade float reported seeing Tifft expose himself. Some of the...

Franks takes plea agreement on assault charges

A Polson woman, formerly of Hot Springs, had her imposition of sentencing deferred for three years. The action stems from charges of aggravated assault and drug possession.  Evelyn Josephine Franks, 27, entered into a plea agreement at District Court in Polson on April 9. One count of criminal posses...

Fernquist pleads not guilty to criminal endangerment

Brian Andrew Fernquist, 48, of Mullan, Idaho, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on June 4 to felony criminal endangerment. His plea was entered via teleconferencing due to COVID-19. The charge stems from an alleged drunk driving incident in Ravalli on April 24. Lake County emergency...

Man violates parole from child abuse charges Man violates parole from child abuse charges

A Polson man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on May 27 to the Montana state prison for six years with no time suspended for violating conditions of what was initially a three-year deferred sentence. Joseph Farris, 34, was convicted by way of a plea agreement, signed in Polson District Court on N...

 Man given five years on drug charges, strangulation  Man given five years on drug charges, strangulation

A Polson man was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of five years with no time suspended for drug and strangulation charges. The case also involved probation violations on a tampering charge from 2008. Andrew Joseph Bybee, 38, pleaded guilty in Polson District Court on May 27 t...

McDonald pleads guilty in vehicle-ramming incident

A Polson man admitted to intentionally ramming his car into the vehicle of a new girlfriend of his ex-girlfriend as well as other property damage. Nathaniel Bryan McDonald, 23, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on May 20, to felony criminal mischief, misdemeanor criminal mischief, misdemea...


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