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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Jail

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...

Murder convict found guilty of sexual assault Murder convict found guilty of sexual assault

POLSON – A 61-year-old murder convict was convicted of sexual assault at a jury trial last week. Donald Dean Grant of Arlee was found guilty of one of two sexual assault charges against two girls dating to 2006 or 2007.  The girls were 4 and 7 or 8 at the time of the incident and alleged inc...

County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin

POLSON – The Lake County Commissioners passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 last week.  Planning for a new court annex and jail are included in the $29.8 million budget, County Finance Director Scott Beggs said.  The previous budget was $27.2 million. He said the difference lies in...

Man faces multiple charges after alleged break-in Man faces multiple charges after alleged break-in

POLSON – A 41-year-old man faces charges of aggravated burglary, theft and misdemeanor criminal mischief for allegedly stealing a vehicle and iPhone from an area residence.  Robert James Matt, city unknown, was arrested following a traffic stop in Ronan on Feb. 10 after he allegedly used an axe...

Man convicted of stalking faces trial for another charge Man convicted of stalking faces trial for another charge

POLSON – An Arlee man convicted of stalking in 2014 faces a June 5 trial for another stalking charge against the same woman.  Brandon Bagnell, 48, was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended on Nov. 6, 2014. According to a court document, Bagnell called t...


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