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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Jail

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...

LCSO offers work detail program LCSO offers work detail program

POLSON —The Lake County Sheriff ’s Office recently began a work detail program. The idea is to enable those with misdemeanors to work off the jail portion of their sentences by doing community work. Such projects that have been completed since the program was implemented in early April incl...

LCCDC to start leadership program LCCDC to start leadership program

POLSON – The Lake County Community Development Corp. has a lot of irons in the fire. The non-profit regional economic development organization’s Executive Director Gypsy Ray spoke about where the organization is and where it’s headed at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce lunche...

New non-profit making a difference New non-profit making a difference

POLSON – Helping a woman keep her house was just one example of the types of things that May Simmons does. Simmons opened New Hope Center Montana, a non-profit organization, at 610 N. Main St. in the former Glass Doctor building in September. When she found out that April Zimmerer was in danger o...


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