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Charges dismissed due to questionable incident Charges dismissed due to questionable incident

The trial of a Bigfork man, charged with tampering with witnesses and informants, ended after two days with the charges dismissed. The trial for Robert Earl Staudenmayer, 34, began Monday, Nov. 30, and ended on Tuesday, Dec. 1.  Staudenmayer was accused of trying to entice his common-law wife to lie ...

Woman accused of altering check Woman accused of altering check

A St. Ignatius woman, who is already facing burglary and bail jumping charges, is now accused of altering a check, worth nearly $4,000, and using her sister’s identity to cash it. Shaylynn Jamie Reid, 24, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Dec. 3 to felony forgery. According...

Hesse sentenced to 80 years for beating death Hesse sentenced to 80 years for beating death

District Judge Jason Marks, of Missoula, sentenced a former Colorado man to the Montana State Prison for 80 years on one count of deliberate homicide for the beating death of Gyme Kelley, 63, of Ronan.  William Lowery Hesse II, 54, was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Oct. 22. He was also sen...

Hesse found guilty of homicide Hesse found guilty of homicide

It took a Lake County jury a full day of deliberations before finding a former Colorado man guilty of deliberate homicide and tampering with physical evidence. William Lowery Hesse, 54, was accused of beating Gyme Kelley, 63, to death. The incident occurred inside Kelley’s fifth-wheel trailer. Hesse...

Aircraft assist ground crew in Finley Lake Fire suppression Aircraft assist ground crew in Finley Lake Fire suppression

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – While the mountains have been intermittently cloaked in smoke, it hasn’t been an unusually busy local fire season.  According to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ fire management specialist C.T. Camel, most of the smoke visible in the area is from f...

Shourds faces possible 10 years in prison  

A Pablo man admitted to his role in a high-speed pursuit with law enforcement in July. Shawn Curtis Shourds, 41, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 26 to felony criminal endangerment.  Shourds’ plea agreement dismisses, at sentencing, two felony counts of criminal poss...

Judge references taxpayer expense Judge references taxpayer expense

A Ronan man who was set to go to trial for an assault with a weapon charge at District Court in Polson on Aug. 17 changed his plea to guilty. Amiel Jon Gardipe Jr., 22, admitted to using a machete to seriously cut the hand of a woman at a residence on Canyon Mill Road. The motive was the theft of $5. A...

Former detention officer could get 50 days in jail

A former detention officer with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has admitted to her role in providing a mobile phone to an inmate in the Lake County jail.  Korren Katelyn Fehrenbach, 25, of Polson, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 10 to misdemeanor charges of transf...

Kibler pleads not guilty to assault

Alan Lewis Kibler, 34, of Polson entered a plea of not guilty in Polson District Court on June 10 to two counts of partner or family member assault, assault with a weapon and kidnapping, all felonies. According to court records, on May 26, a social worker with child protective services reported to the Lak...

Children involved in vehicle pursuit Children involved in vehicle pursuit

A Browning man, with ties to the Mission Valley, is accused of leading law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit with five children in his car. Raymond James Head, 34, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on May 6 to five counts of felony criminal endangerment. According to charging docu...


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