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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Jail

Jail, justice system assessment released

POLSON — The National Institute of Corrections recently issued a jail and justice system assessment for Lake County.  According to the assessment, the jail has numerous significant building-related issues that impact staffing and operations, safety and security, manageability, welfare of staff ...

Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks

POLSON – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell wants the community to see just how many people are being released from jail each week that would have remained incarcerated if it weren’t for a lack of space. “We want to be transparent about the problem and show people how badly we need a new deten...

Sheriff’s office responds robbery, home invasion

News from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell POLSON – Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a robbery and another home invasion suspect during two separate events occurring on the morning of Friday, Dec. 22.  According to a press release from Sheriff Don Bell, the first incident occurr...

Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting Jail needs discussed at town hall meeting

POLSON — The need for a new jail was the main topic of discussion at a town hall meeting on Friday, but what to do about it was largely left unanswered.  Lake County’s 45-person jail is frequently over capacity and many arrestees are not incarcerated because there is no room. Sheriff D...

Holiday gift bags bring smiles to those in jail

POLSON — For the second consecutive year, Lake County Jail inmates will be getting a little something extra for the holidays.  May Simmons is organizing an inmate holiday gift bag distribution.  Last year 55 inmates received a gift bag on Christmas Eve and something sweet with their Chr...

NIC to present jail observations at town hall meeting

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office POLSON – Beginning on Nov. 29 and continuing through Nov. 30, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will be on-site at the Lake County Courthouse and jail to conduct a Jail and Justice System Assessment. NIC has distributed surveys to various ...

Man charged with causing child to ingest meth Man charged with causing child to ingest meth

POLSON –A 32-year-old Polson man is facing charges of permitting a child to ingest methamphetamine, causing the child bodily injury and witness tampering with another child.  Joseph Matthew Farris was charged with allowing a 1-year-old to ingest meth between Jan. 1 and July 21, according to a c...

Ronan man faces assault with weapon charges Ronan man faces assault with weapon charges

POLSON — A 21-year-old Ronan man is being held on a $100,000 bond related to charges of assault with a weapon, aggravated burglary and intimidation from two separate incidents earlier this year.  Joseph Conko Parizeau Jr. pleaded not guilty to the charges in court on Oct. 25. Defense attorne...

Registered sex offender arrested for three counts of felony sexual assault

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a registered sex offender for three counts of felony sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age. A report was made to the Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 15 regarding allegations of sexual assault b...

Homicide suspect released from jail

POLSON — A 28-year-old man initially held on a deliberate homicide charge has been released from jail, County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher said.  Ryan Jerry Black was released Monday, Sept. 18, with a requirement that he wear a GPS monitoring device and not return to Lake County except to meet w...


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