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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Jackson pleads ‘not guilty’ to assault Jackson pleads ‘not guilty’ to assault

POLSON — A man allegedly involved in the Oct. 7 attack on a Ronan day care provider pleaded not guilty in Lake County District Court Wednesday, Oct. 28. Francis Jackson, 31, of Arlee, entered his plea in Judge James Manley’s court in response to charges of felony assault with a weapon. He&rsqu...

Driver pleads guilty in cocaine bust Driver pleads guilty in cocaine bust

POLSON — In District Court Thursday, Oct. 29, Miguel Douglas Miranda, 22, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, changed his plea to guilty of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. He is being held on $1 million bail. Court documents state that drugs were discovered June 4 when ...

Progress made on burglary arrests, but stay vigilant

POLSON — Lake County law enforcement has seven individuals in custody who are allegedly involved in a string of burglaries motivated by illegal drug use, but are warning residents to continue to be vigilant about securing their homes. The men are being held on a stockpile of charges for burglarizing...

Woman says ‘not guilty’ of attack on day care provider

POLSON — A woman allegedly involved in the Oct. 7 attack on a Ronan day care provider pleaded not guilty in Lake County District Court Oct. 21. Tashiana Schlensker, 21, Charlo, entered her plea in response to charges of felony assault with a weapon in Judge James Manley’s court . She’s s...

Outpouring of support offered to day care provider after attack Outpouring of support offered to day care provider after attack

RONAN – An attack at Martha’s Mini Daycare left Martha McClure seriously injured on Oct. 7.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said McClure was working at a daycare she owns in her Ronan home with a small staff when Francis Joseph Jackson, 31, showed up. Bell explained that it was reported tha...

Mackay sentencing set Mackay sentencing set

POLSON — Desmond Alan Mackay, 36, appeared in District Court Judge Deborah Kim Christopher’s court on Sept. 17 and pleaded guilty to mitigated deliberate homicide in the death of John Barrows. There will be no trial, and sentencing was set for Oct. 29. The maximum sentence would be 40 years and t...

SAFE Harbor receives state award SAFE Harbor receives state award

News from the Montana Board of Crime Control On Sept. 9, the Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) presented its 2015 Program Highlight to SAFE Harbor, a program located in Flathead Valley.  The Program Highlight honors statewide or community-based criminal justice programs that merit recognition for...

McElderry’s plea agreement denied, trial set

POLSON — A request to reaffirm Adrian McElderry’s guilty plea and set a date for sentencing was denied in District Court Aug. 26. McElderry, 32, is accused of killing his wife, RaeLynn Charlo, 29, on Nov. 18, 2014 in their Charlo residence. He was charged with deliberate homicide, to which he ...

Lozeau trial to be held out of area

POLSON — Judge James A. Manley has ordered a change of venue to a county outside western Montana to ensure Harry Lozeau gets a fair trial. Lozeau is accused of killing his brother, Terry Lozeau, on June 14, 2014. On June 25, 2014, Lozeau pleaded not guilty to felony  charges of deliberate homic...

Man appeals life sentence Man appeals life sentence

HELENA – A man has appealed two life sentences handed down in 2013 for a disturbing home invasion and murder in Dixon by saying his plea of “guilty, but mentally ill” should not have been permitted.  Nathan Lee William Calvert, 35, was sentenced in 2013 to two life sentences, plus t...


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