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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Former Leader editor jailed after appeal fails Former Leader editor jailed after appeal fails

POLSON — A former editor of the Lake County Leader began serving a 10-day jail sentence last week for a misdemeanor “privacy in communications” convictôn after his appeal to the state Supreme Court was rejected. Vincent Caesar Lovato Jr., 56, has been in jail since Tuesday, Nov. 14...

Morin gets five years for forgery, theft, deceptive practices Morin gets five years for forgery,  theft, deceptive practices

POLSON – A 32-year-old Great Falls man was recently sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections for two counts of forgery and one count each of theft and deceptive practices. Levi Morin was sentenced in three cases, one by Judge Kim Christopher on Nov. 9 and two by Judge James A. Manley...

Man gets 5 years for high speed chase Man gets 5 years for high speed chase

POLSON – District Court Judge James A. Manley sentenced a 40-year-old Elmo man to five years in the Department of Corrections last week for his sixth felony.  Manley rejected a proposed plea agreement that called for Boe Alan Miller to receive a three-year suspended sentence for theft.  ...

Man charged with causing child to ingest meth Man charged with causing child to ingest meth

POLSON –A 32-year-old Polson man is facing charges of permitting a child to ingest methamphetamine, causing the child bodily injury and witness tampering with another child.  Joseph Matthew Farris was charged with allowing a 1-year-old to ingest meth between Jan. 1 and July 21, according to a c...

Former property manager accused of theft now in Hawaii, defense attorney says  Former property manager accused of theft now in Hawaii, defense attorney says 

POLSON — A former Polson property manager who has been charged with 16 felony and three misdemeanor thefts for allegedly bilking his business clients out of more than $180,000 has moved to Hawaii.  Defense attorney Paul T. Ryan said in court on Oct. 26 that he is working on a plea agreement for...

Ronan man faces assault with weapon charges Ronan man faces assault with weapon charges

POLSON — A 21-year-old Ronan man is being held on a $100,000 bond related to charges of assault with a weapon, aggravated burglary and intimidation from two separate incidents earlier this year.  Joseph Conko Parizeau Jr. pleaded not guilty to the charges in court on Oct. 25. Defense attorne...

Registered sex offender arrested for three counts of felony sexual assault

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a registered sex offender for three counts of felony sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age. A report was made to the Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 15 regarding allegations of sexual assault b...

Drug dealer gets 5 years in DOC Drug dealer gets 5 years in DOC

POLSON – A Pasco, Washington man was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections last week for criminal possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute.  Leonardo Rafael Perez, 18, was arrested following a Jan. 23 traffic stop after his vehicle was found in a ditch off Montan...

Rape convict to get mental health evaluation Rape convict to get mental health evaluation

POLSON – A 44-year-old man who was convicted of rape following a re-trial in July had his sentence postponed last week. On Oct. 16, Vaughn James’ attorney Amanda Marvin requested that her client be evaluated at the state mental hospital in Warm Springs prior to sentencing.  Judge Kim C...

Attempted deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary charges dismissed Attempted deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary charges dismissed

POLSON — Three of four charges against an Arkansas man were dismissed as part of a plea agreement last week. The Lake County Attorney’s Office agreed to dismiss charges of attempted deliberate homicide, arson and aggravated burglary against Shane Thomas Northweather, 23, in exchange for a guil...


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