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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Jail

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...

Lake County voters give jail levy thumbs down

POLSON – The Lake County jail and courthouse will remain as is for now after voters overwhelmingly rejected the Lake County Criminal Justice Center and Operations Levy request.  In a special countywide mail-in election held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, the unofficial count came in at 4,638 against the ...

Vote no for the jail

Editor,  Fifty million dollars is a lot of money. Lake county taxpayers are being asked to levy a tax for a new jail. Less than 50 percent of the occupants are Lake County residents. We would have plenty of capacity if we did not have tribal members in the jail. There are two simple solutions to t...

Support jail, courthouse expansion

Editor, The proposed Lake County jail and courthouse expansion is an appropriate direction and the levy should be approved. As societies evolve and grapple with new problems it is important that social structures similarly adjust. The purpose of societal adjustment is both (1) to better serve and prote...

New jail levy ballots sent out in mail, due on Jan. 28 New jail levy ballots sent out in mail, due on Jan. 28

POLSON – On Jan. 8, 15,748 mail-in election ballots were sent out. Registered Lake County voters are asked to approve or disapprove of the county commissioner’s levy request for the ability to collect up to $2.5 million annually for 20 years to help finance a proposed new jail and courtroom expan...


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