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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Jail

Garza sentenced to five years

POLSON — A Washington state man was committed at District Court in Polson on Sept. 7 to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections, with none of that time suspended, for dealing drugs in Lake County. Luis Alfredo Garza, 35, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson to criminal ...

Combined class action suit filed by Lake County Jail inmates Combined class action suit filed by Lake County Jail inmates

LAKE COUNTY — More than 40 cases filed by inmates of the Lake County Jail have been combined into a single, class-action lawsuit in federal district court, alleging unlivable conditions in the Lake County Dentention Center.  County officials have denied culpability for most conditions in the ja...

Deputies respond to home invasion assault

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office RONAN — On July 7, Lake County 911 took a report of a home invasion assault on Hummingbird Lane in Ronan. Deputies responded and determined the sole occupant of the residence had been assaulted by two males who fled the scene. The suspect males were...

Glass sentence deferred Glass sentence deferred

POLSON — The imposition of sentencing for a Polson man caught with fentanyl hidden in his body was deferred for three years. Jimmy Justin Glass, 41, was given credit for time served of 146 days during his sentencing hearing at District Court in Polson on May 25. Glass was booked into the Lake County...

Martinez pleads guilty to burglary, assault Martinez pleads guilty to burglary, assault

POLSON — A Polson man who was accused of breaking into another Polson man’s apartment and stabbing him has admitted committing the crimes. Chimeco Rivers Martinez, 18, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 6 to aggravated burglary and assault with a weapon. The open pleas ...

Moore pleads guilty to negligent homicide Moore pleads guilty to negligent homicide

POLSON — A Marion woman has admitted to stealing a car in Kalispell before being involved in a fatal car wreck with it later in Pablo. Leasa Sierra Moore, now 19, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 7 to felony negligent homicide and no contest to felony theft. According...

Lesage’s sentence reduced

POLSON — A St. Ignatius woman who admitted to causing a traffic accident that killed another motorist has a chance to avoid prison. Darlene Lesage, 68, pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on July 15, 2021 to vehicular homicide while under the influence. The plea was entered as part of an agreeme...

Dozens of prisoners file lawsuits for inadequate living conditions Dozens of prisoners file lawsuits for inadequate living conditions

News by Valley Journal Staff LAKE COUNTY — More than two dozen prisoners have filed lawsuits against various officials in the City of Polson and Lake County and the entities themselves in the past six months in regard to conditions at the Lake County Jail.  A judge in federal court in Miss...

Three inmates charged with criminal mischief

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office POLSON — On Feb. 23 at around 7 p.m., three inmates in the Lake County Detention Center intentionally damaged a bunk in one of the cell blocks. While causing this damage, one of the inmates sustained a minor cut to his head and was transported to th...

Erickson convicted of criminal possession Erickson convicted of criminal possession

POLSON — A Polson man with a criminal history dating back to when he was a juvenile and who has been deemed a persistent felony offender, has been sentenced to a total of 16 years in the Montana State Prison after being convicted on two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. According to ...


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