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Articles with the Tag: Crime

Woman charged with assault with vehicle

POLSON — A 31-year-old Ronan woman is facing an assault with a weapon charge for allegedly striking another woman with a vehicle on May 23.  Jamie Michelle Fisher was charged after Paris Anne Moll was found lying on the road near North Foothills and Clairmont Roads east of Pablo.  Moll,...

Hamilton man arrested after high-speed chase Hamilton man arrested after high-speed chase

POLSON — A 28-year-old Hamilton man faces multiple charges following a high-speed chase, according to the Polson Police Department. Jay Donovan Vallejo was charged on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, theft of residential property, fraud, deceptive practices, reckless driving, driving while sus...

Polson woman charged in home break-ins

POLSON – A 39-year-old Polson woman faces charges related to thefts from four area homes. Jennifer Michelle Fairchild was charged with four burglaries that took place from Sept. 11 to Oct. 22 and one count of tampering with evidence.  Various items, including a .357 Python pistol, were stolen f...

CPS worker charged with rape

POLSON — A former local Children’s Protective Services employee has been charged with rape. Chase Joseph Ripley, age unknown, was charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent for allegedly forcing a woman client to have sex with him. According to a court document, Ripley wen...

No charges for shooter in local man’s death No charges for shooter in local man’s death

POLSON — Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher has decided not to charge Ryan Black for the shooting death of Johnny Thomas McKeever.  Black, 28, was initially arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide and served two days in jail before being released with a GPS-monitoring device following...

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...


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