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Corcoran pleads not guilty to charges carrying possibility of life in prison Corcoran pleads not guilty to charges carrying possibility of life in prison

A Charlo man could be facing the rest of his life in prison after threatening the mother of his child and her fiancé with a gun. Stoney Randal Corcoran, 50, has been charged as a persistent felony offender. He entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson, on April 8, to two counts of as...

Vehicle thefts, pursuits result in 4 court cases Vehicle thefts, pursuits result in 4 court cases

A St. Ignatius man is accused in a series of car thefts and high-speed pursuits. Shonko Christy-Lacounte, 23, pleaded not guilty at District Court in Polson on March 31 to three counts of felony theft and one count each of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal mischief. Christy-Lacounte w...

Man sentenced with strangulation Man sentenced with strangulation

A Ronan man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on March 31 as a persistent felony offender and given five years in the Montana State Prison on one count of strangling a partner or family member. Andrew Orlando Bigleggins, 32, was found guilty of the felony by a Lake County jury on March 2. He was acqu...

Linerud pleads not guilty to assault Linerud pleads not guilty to assault

Jonathan James Linerud, 30, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on March 25 to two felony counts of assault with a weapon. The Polson man is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend. According to court records, on Nov. 17, 2020, Polson police responded to a report tha...

Woman faces two trials for drug charges

A Pablo woman, who was already facing a drug possession charge in Lake County, is now facing the more serious offense of distributing drugs. Dolly Blue Zambrana, 44, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on March 25 to criminal possession with intent to distribute. According to court...

Man pleads not guilty to assault

Jose Anders Gonzalez, 29, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on March 11 to felony charges of criminal possession with intent to distribute and assault with a weapon. According to court records, on Feb. 18, Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a female...

Trial date set for rape charges

Bojai Dominick Grant-Schmidt, 19, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on March 11 to sexual intercourse without consent and two counts of strangulation of a partner or family member. The charges carry a combined maximum penalty of 45 years in prison. According to court records, on Feb...

Judge commends woman

The imposition of sentencing was deferred for a period of three years in a case involving a Polson woman who nearly bit her sister’s ear off. Ida Marla Rose Couture, 24, was initially charged with felony aggravated assault, but she pled guilty to the reduced charge of criminal endangerment as part o...

Attorneys to debate sentencing in Lozeau case

A Ronan man admitted to causing a crash that killed his passenger. Kenneth Lozeau Jr., 27, pleaded guilty, at District Court in Polson, on March 4, to felony vehicular homicide while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to court records, on May 23, emergency personnel responded to a rollover...

Michel pleads not guilty to burglary, drug charges Michel pleads not guilty to burglary, drug charges

A Lake County man is accused of breaking into private property and stealing about $8,000 worth of items and tools. Jeremiah L. Michel, 46, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Feb. 25 to felony counts of burglary and criminal possession of dangerous drugs. According to court records...


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