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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Allegations filed in case against wrestler

POLSON – Authorities say Ronan state wrestling champion Cole Snyder was selling prescription drugs to other students and manipulated a 15-year-old girl into sending him nude photos before the teen was arrested in February for felony distribution of dangerous drugs and felony sexual abuse of children.&n...

Man guilty in grizzly killings

MISSOULA – A federal district judge has found a Bigfork man guilty of illegally killing three grizzly bears in May 2014.  On March 30, United States Magistrate Jeremiah Lynch found Dan Calvin Wallen, 54, guilty of three counts of unlawfully taking a threatened species.  “The only ...

Eschenbacher to speak on felonies

News from the Lake County Pachyderm Club POLSON — Anyone interested in learning what is currently happening in the office of the Lake County Attorney is invited to attend the Friday, April 10 meeting of the Lake County Pachyderm Club. Steve Eschenbacher, Lake County Attorney, will be reporting on...

Lozeau hearing delayed

 POLSON – Possible sentencing was delayed last week for a man accused of shooting his brother and leading authorities on a two-day manhunt in the Mission Mountains in June 2014.  Harry Lozeau, 54, was absent from the courtroom on March 25, and Lake County District Judge James Manley said t...

Bigfork kidnapper appeals case — again Bigfork kidnapper appeals case — again

HELENA – A man serving a 50-year sentence for the May 27, 2006 kidnapping of an 18-year old Whitefish woman at a Bigfork festival has again asked the Montana Supreme court to reconsider his case, this time saying that a 2013 ruling by the high court in another matter opens up a way to overturn his conv...

Lozeau mulls possible 40-year sentence Lozeau mulls possible 40-year sentence

 POLSON – A Ronan man accused of killing his brother in June 2014 spent last week mulling a 40-year sentence proposed by Lake County District Judge James Manley on March 18.  Manley said Harry Lozeau, 54, has a chance to reject the sentence and go to trial after he agreed to a plea bargain...

Ronan livestock broker denies deception charges Ronan livestock broker denies  deception charges

POLSON — A Ronan man denied charges that he had swindled nearly $180,000 from two men while acting as a livestock broker in 2013. On Thursday, Andrew Jackson, 29, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of deceptive practices in Judge Deborah Kim Christopher’s Lake County District Court.  ...

Lakeside man charged in ATM burglary Lakeside man charged in ATM burglary

POLSON — Corey Robert Franklin of Lakeside was charged with felony theft in district court Feb. 13 for his alleged part in the heist of an automated teller machine from Community Bank.  Franklin’s record shows he has a previous conviction for burglary and was on probation in Kalispell. ...

Bank theft suspect arrested

One suspect is in custody for an alleged automated teller machine theft from Community Bank in Polson on Jan. 30.  Cory Robert Franklin, 32, Lakeside, was arrested and is being held at the Flathead County Detention Center on unrelated charges, including an alleged violation of probation and parole. F...

Columbine survivor challenges community to be kind Columbine survivor challenges community to be kind

RONAN – Community members in Ronan put their arms together and swayed as one to the tune of “Lean on Me” as part of a commitment to be more compassionate toward others last week, after hearing a presentation called “Rachel’s Challenge” from a man who lost his sister and fr...


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