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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Jail

Law enforcement look for sexual assault suspects

LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement officials are looking for suspects involved in a sexual assault case that occurred south of Polson on U.S. Highway 93 at 10 p.m. on Aug. 25.  Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said a teenage boy was walking along the highway when he was approached by two males, forced i...

Davis sentenced for school robbery Davis sentenced for school robbery

A Polson man was committed to the state Department of Corrections for a total of ten years with five years suspended at District Court in Polson on Thursday, Sept. 6.  Davis was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,700.86. Richard Anthony Davis, 30, entered a plea of guilty during an ear...

paw patrol paw patrol

POLSON – Reducing the amount of illegal drugs in town has become a top priority of the Polson Police Department with the help of search warrants and the skills of a canine team.  Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson said the efforts began as a reaction to limited space for offenders in the Lak...

McDonald Lake death under investigation

ST. IGNATIUS – Cassandra Harris, 24, was found unconscious and badly injured near McDonald Lake in the Mission Mountains on Saturday, June 23, in the morning hours. Lake County Undersheriff Ben Woods stated that her identity was initially unknown and the circumstances of her injuries were also unkno...

Man sentenced to jail for criminal endangerment Man sentenced to jail for criminal endangerment

A Pablo man was sentenced to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with seven years suspended on a criminal endangerment charge at District Court in Polson on Thursday.  District Judge Kim Christopher sentenced David Boyed Vanbouchaute, 32, to an additional year in the Lake County jail ...

Detention Center demands to be reduced

Lake County has been chosen to participate in a pilot project aimed at reducing the demand on detention centers while ensuring criminal defendants make their court appearances. Lake County Chief Deputy Attorney James Lapotka says the 2017 Legislature established an evidence-based risk assessment program for ...

Wylie, Sorrell sentenced for drug possession

POLSON – A Pablo woman convicted of criminal possession of dangerous drugs stemming from a heroin smuggling incident had her sentencing deferred for three years. Ishan Adalin Wylie had served 48 days in the Lake County jail before being sentenced by District Court Judge James Manley on March 7. Acco...

Commissioner to discuss jail, courthouse

POLSON — County Commissioner Bill Barron will speak at the Pachyderm meeting on March 23 about the possibility of a private party building the jail on private property to meet federal, state, county, and ACLU specifications. He will discuss expansion of the courthouse on the westside and other possibil...

Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots

POLSON — A man complicit in the theft of more than $28,000 in coins and precious metals from a Ronan man in 2015 received a five-year suspended sentence last week. Michael Paul Furbush, 28, was sentenced by Judge Kim Christopher for his part in the theft. He was given credit for 92 days served in th...

Bagnell gets 20 years for second stalking conviction Bagnell gets 20 years for second stalking conviction

PABLO — An Arlee man was sentenced last week to 20 years in the Montana State Prison for his second stalking conviction.  Brandon Bagnell, 48, was sentenced by Judge James A. Manley as a persistent felony offender. Manley had previously sentenced Bagnell to five years with the Department of Cor...


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