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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Olson ordered to pay restitution for bad checks

A St. Ignatius man pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on May 13 to issuing a bad check, which is theft-by-common-scheme and is a felony. Kane Olson, 20, was initially charged with two counts of issuing a bad check, but the charges were amended to theft-by-common-scheme as part of a plea agreement ...

Miller sentenced for felony strangulation

A Lake County man has been committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with two years suspended for attempting to strangle the mother of his children. District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher handed down the sentence to Matthew Tyler Miller, 31, in District Court at Polson o...

Williams pleads not guilty to theft, other charges Williams pleads not guilty to theft, other charges

Seth Houston Dean Williams, 29, of Polson entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on April 15 to misdemeanor charges of driving with a license that is suspended or revoked, fleeing from or eluding a peace officer, operating with expired registration and a felony count for theft. The charg...

Sherman pleads not guilty to theft Sherman pleads not guilty to theft

A Ronan man entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on April 15 to felony theft. Adam Ethan Sherman, 19, is accused of stealing a 1979 Chevy pickup in Polson. According to court records, on March 23, a Polson resident reported his half-ton Chevy Silverado truck missing. Polson police loca...

Salois charged in strangulation case Salois charged in strangulation case

Senlin Shy Blue Salois, 28, entered pleas of not guilty at District Court in Polson on April 16 to felony charges of assault with a weapon and strangulation of a partner or family member.  According to court records, on April 6, staff at St. Luke Community Healthcare hospital in Ronan reported to Con...

Man charged with selling diamond watch Man charged with selling diamond watch

A Lake County man is facing three separate criminal cases involving a break-in at a warehouse in Pablo and two more incidents involving theft.  Eric Templeton, 33, entered a plea of not guilty to felony theft and one count of felony burglary at District Court in Polson on April 16. In the theft ca...

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A Hot Springs woman who admitted to biting another woman’s eye and possessing methamphetamine pled guilty to aggravated assault and criminal possession of dangerous drugs at Lake County District Court in Polson on April 9. According to court records, the assault victim told investigators that on Jul...

Fairchild violates probation Fairchild violates probation

A Polson woman is back in custody for violating conditions of probation on a multi-count burglary conviction. Jennifer Michelle Fairchild, 41, admitted to four counts of burglary during a change plea hearing on Feb. 28, 2018, before District Judge James Manley. Fairchild admitted to breaking into a reside...

Man deemed unfit to stand trial for homicide

A Ronan man who was facing a deliberate homicide charge for shooting and killing his son-in-law last October had the charge against him dismissed. James Stephen Deaton, 78, was deemed permanently unfit to stand trial after two mental health evaluations. He was accused of shooting his son-in-law, Jim Lewis, 6...

Rossbach sentenced for assaulting a police officer Rossbach sentenced for assaulting a police officer

For killing his passenger in a drunk-driving crash, a Ronan man has accepted a plea agreement that could result in a 15-year sentence to the Montana Department of Corrections with half of that time suspended. Brayden A’twen Cutfinger, 21, pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on April 2 to the ...


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