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Law enforcement looking for missing man Law enforcement  looking for  missing man

News from Lake County Sheriff’s Office LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 65-year-old Kamille Samuels of St. Ignatius.   Samuels was on pre-trial supervision via a GPS monitor, which he cut off on Oct. 15. He was scheduled to appear before an omnibus ...

VanNess working to pay back embezzled funds

The imposition of sentencing for a former Ronan auto parts store manager was deferred for six years to allow him time to pay back the more than $84,000 he was convicted of stealing. Tracey Matthew VanNess, 40, was convicted of felony theft during a change of plea hearing at District Court in Polson on Aug...

Man gets 10 years for storage unit thefts

A Kalispell man, with at least four prior felony convictions, was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Oct. 9 to the Montana State Prison for ten years with six years suspended on a felony theft charge. The charge stems from a storage unit theft in the Ferndale area. Joshua Wilson, 39, was also ordere...

Chauvin found guilty of meth possession Chauvin found guilty  of meth possession

Judge James Manley committed a Great Falls man to the Montana State Department of Corrections for a total of five years with none of that time suspended for possession of heroin and methamphetamine in accordance with a plea agreement reached in May.  Raymond Andre Chauvin, 46, pled guilty at District...

Field ordered to pay restitution

The imposition of sentencing for a Washington state woman was deferred for a period of three years, and she was ordered to pay restitution of $10,980 in an exploitation case. Shawn Star Field, 33, pled guilty to felony exploitation of an older person during a change of plea hearing in District Court at Po...

Cantu sentenced to five years for drug possession

Gilberto Cantu, 46, of Othello, Washington, was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Oct. 2 to the Montana State Department of Corrections for five years with no time suspended on a drug possession charge. According to court records, on April 7, a Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal police officer...

Storage unit thief gets 20 years in prison Storage unit thief gets 20 years in prison

A Bigfork man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Sept. 11 to 20 years in the Montana State Prison and ordered to pay $1,185,500 in restitution on charges of theft and money laundering. Robert Earl Staudenmayer, 33, pled guilty to the charges on July 24 without the benefit of a plea agreement. St...

Homicide suspect arrested after RV park incident Homicide suspect arrested after RV park incident

PABLO – Law enforcement responded to a homicide at 3:30 p.m. at a park for recreational vehicles located between Pablo and Ronan on Saturday, Aug 31. Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the scene where they found an unresponsive male in a camper. The victim was identified ...

 Sherwood receives 20 years for assault, 10 for obstruction  Sherwood receives 20 years for assault, 10 for obstruction

 Donovan Sherwood, 19, was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Aug. 28 to 20 years in the Montana State Prison with none of that time suspended with an eight-year parole restriction.  The sentence results from an aggravated assault charge involving his 13-year-old girlfriend. The case was h...

Jury declares Blixt not guilty of homicide

A Pablo man has been found not guilty of deliberate homicide after a two-and-a-half-day trial that began on Aug. 19 before Judge James Manley.  The Lake County jury of eight men and four women deliberated for about four hours before reaching their verdict in the case against Daniel Chance Blixt, 29, ...


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