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Articles with the Tag: District Court

Candidates answer question two weeks before ballot count begins Candidates answer question two weeks before ballot count begins

With Election Day less than two weeks away, the Valley Journal wraps up its coverage with brief profiles of three uncontested local races: District Judge James Manley, who is running unopposed for another six-year term; Republican Greg Hertz, who is running unopposed for Senate District 6, the seat currently...

Conviction results in 4-year sentence

Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher committed a Mullan Idaho man to four years with the Montana Department of Corrections with all but 45 days suspended on one count of criminal endangerment, a felony.  The sentence was handed down at District Court in Polson on Oct. 15. Brian Andrew Fernquis...

Negligent assault charges go to trial

A Charlo woman is accused of driving onto U.S. Highway 93 from Eagle Pass Trail without yielding to oncoming traffic and causing a serious crash. Stacy Leann Markus, 53, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Oct. 15 to one felony count of negligent vehicular assault. According to ...

Man sentenced after violating parole

A Dayton man was committed at District Court in Polson on Sept. 23 to the Montana Department of Corrections for 10 years with five years suspended for violating conditions of probation on a criminal endangerment conviction in 2018. Orli Bitsinni, 21, was initially charged with sexual intercourse without c...

Staudenmayer gets 10 years for bail jumping

Robert Earl Staudenmayer, 34, of Bigfork, was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Sept. 17 to ten years in the Montana State Prison with no parole eligibility for bail jumping. Staudenmayer was convicted by a Lake County jury on a bail jumping charge and is still awaiting trial on theft and money lau...

Templeton sentenced for thefts

Judge James Manley, of Polson, committed a Polson man to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of 13 years with 11 years suspended for a series of Lake County thefts and a burglary. Eric Templeton, 33, entered into a plea agreement at District Court in Polson on July 15 that resolved four sepa...

Johnson sentenced to 5 years after ramming into police car

A St. Ignatius woman has been committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with none of that time suspended on charges stemming from a high-speed pursuit with law enforcement. Alexis Lee Johnson, 25, was initially facing misdemeanor counts of theft, fleeing from or eluding a peace off...

Investigation finds second wreck fatal for passenger

 A Ronan man is accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing a car wreck that killed his passenger. Kenneth Lozeau Jr. entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 3 to felony vehicular homicide. According to court records, on May 23, emergency personnel re...

Brooks charged with felonies after shooting incident

A request for a bond reduction was denied for a Ronan man accused of firing a weapon at partygoers during an alleged underage drinking party. Christopher Steven Brooks, 21, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 3 to two counts of assault with a weapon and one count of criminal ...

Morris sentenced to 20 years for assault, endangerment

A Charlo man has been committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of 20 years with 15 years suspended for assaulting a bartender and driving under the influence of alcohol with a child in his car.  Darrel Isaac Morris Jr., 34, entered a plea of guilty during an earlier court appear...


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