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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Fernquist pleads not guilty to criminal endangerment

Brian Andrew Fernquist, 48, of Mullan, Idaho, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on June 4 to felony criminal endangerment. His plea was entered via teleconferencing due to COVID-19. The charge stems from an alleged drunk driving incident in Ravalli on April 24. Lake County emergency...

Man violates parole from child abuse charges Man violates parole from child abuse charges

A Polson man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on May 27 to the Montana state prison for six years with no time suspended for violating conditions of what was initially a three-year deferred sentence. Joseph Farris, 34, was convicted by way of a plea agreement, signed in Polson District Court on N...

 Man given five years on drug charges, strangulation  Man given five years on drug charges, strangulation

A Polson man was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of five years with no time suspended for drug and strangulation charges. The case also involved probation violations on a tampering charge from 2008. Andrew Joseph Bybee, 38, pleaded guilty in Polson District Court on May 27 t...

McDonald pleads guilty in vehicle-ramming incident

A Polson man admitted to intentionally ramming his car into the vehicle of a new girlfriend of his ex-girlfriend as well as other property damage. Nathaniel Bryan McDonald, 23, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on May 20, to felony criminal mischief, misdemeanor criminal mischief, misdemea...

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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