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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Man held on $1 million bail in cocaine drug seizure

RONAN — A Calgary, Alberta man remained behind bars in Lake County on Monday after a routine drug stop last week ended in one of the largest drug seizures in the county in recent memory.  Miguel Douglas Miranda, 22, was being held on $1 million bond, after being pulled over by a Montana Highway...

Lozeau asks for new venue in homicide trial

On June 3, Randi Hood, public defender for Harry Lozeau, filed a motion in district court for a change of venue for Lozeau’s trial, to guarantee a fair and impartial jury, and effective assistance of counsel. The motion requests a county other than Lake. In June 2014, Lozeau was charged with deliber...

Whitford sentenced to 60 years for Pierre murder Whitford sentenced to 60 years for Pierre murder

POLSON — Judge James Manley on Wednesday sentenced Makueeyapee Whitford to the Montana State Prison for 60 years with none suspended for the 2013 stabbing death of John Pierre, Jr. of Polson.  A jury had found Whitford guilty of deliberate homicide after a weeklong trial in December 2014. ...

Hammer killer pleads guilty

POLSON — Desmond MacKay, 36, Polson, charged in March 2014 with deliberate homicide in the death of John Barrows, appeared before Judge Deborah Kim Christopher Thursday and pleaded guilty to mitigated deliberate homicide. The charge drew discussion due to the court’s “significant reserva...

Attorneys file for new trial for Whitford Attorneys file for new trial for Whitford

POLSON — On April 22 District Court Judge James Manley heard arguments for a new trial for Makueeyapee Whitford, who was found guilty of deliberate homicide in the stabbing death of John Pierre, Jr., after a weeklong trial in December 2014. According to court records, Whitford stabbed the 26-year-ol...

New sentence ordered in horrific incest case New sentence ordered in horrific incest case

HELENA – State prosecutors, public defenders and the Montana Supreme Court agree: a man convicted in 2008 of incest will need to be resentenced.  The high court ruled April 14 that Douglas Guill, 63, needs to be awarded credit for time served in the case where he was sentenced to five concurren...

Pursuit ends in arrest of violent offender Pursuit ends in arrest of violent offender

RONAN — A violent offender is behind bars again after a short pursuit that involved multiple county agencies.  According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, Glen Parker, 45, of Ronan, was arrested on Haystack Mountain Lane around 9 p.m. April 14 after a brief pursuit.  According to Bell, P...

Supreme court upholds sentence

HELENA – A Lake County man will continue serving a 25-year sentence, with 10 of those years suspended, for felony driving under the influence after the Montana Supreme Court refused to grant an appeal on April 7.  Wayne TwoTeeth, 48, was sentenced to the Montana State Prison on Jan. 9, 2014 for...

Ness set to be paroled, not allowed to return to county, reservation Ness set to be paroled, not allowed to return to county, reservation

A Ronan man who has served nine years of a 20-year sentence may be out on parole by late April, but will not be allowed within Lake County or the Flathead Indian Reservation. Edward Ness was convicted of felony tampering with evidence, a penalty in 2006 that was much more severe than the misdemeanor offen...

Lozeau rejects plea bargain, opts for trial Lozeau rejects plea bargain, opts for trial

RONAN — A Ronan man accused of killing his brother and leading authorities on a manhunt in June 2014 is set to plead his case before a jury later this year, after rejecting a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for 40 years.  Harry Lozeau, 54, had agreed to plead guilty to homicide cha...


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