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Suspect charged with arson for Boulder 2700 fire Suspect charged with arson for Boulder 2700 fire

POLSON — After months of investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and in conjunction with the CSKT Division of Fire investigators, a Ronan man has been arrested for starting the Boulder 2700 fire last July.   Craig Allen McCrea, 36, is being charged by the Lake County Attorney&rs...

Heavy Runner pleads guilty to endangerment

POLSON — A Pablo man accused in a hit and run crash-pursuit while intoxicated, with five prior convictions for DUI, has admitted to the allegations. Curtis James Heavy Runner, 40, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 28 to felony criminal endangerment and felony DUI, sixth life...

Ondaro pleads guilty to felony assault Ondaro pleads guilty to felony assault

POLSON — A Bigfork man admitted to threatening people with a gun at a construction site in Ferndale last August. Jared Anthony Ondaro, 50, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 28 to felony assault with a weapon. He was initially charged with three counts of assault with a weapo...

Fox pleads guilty to possession of sawed-off shotgun

POLSON — A Polson man admitted to the illegal possession of a sawed-off shotgun. David Micheal Fox, 67, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on April 28 to felony possession of a sawed-off shotgun. The plea was entered as part of a plea agreement that will dismiss at sentencing, one cou...

Whitworth sentenced for vehicular homicide Whitworth sentenced for  vehicular homicide

POLSON — A Polson woman was sentenced at District Court in Polson on March 24 to the Montana State Women’s Prison for 30 years with 20 years suspended for running over and killing another woman on Halloween. Sharon Lynn Whitworth, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular homicide while under ...

Sheriff’s office investigates possible homicide-suicide

  News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office BIG ARM — On Jan. 19 around 4 a.m., Lake County 911 received a report of a possible homicide-suicide at a residence in the Big Arm area.  79-year-old Florence Brown was shot and killed, and her son, 48-year-old Kirk Brown, had been...

Eystad convicted of eighth DUI

POLSON — A Flathead Valley man was committed at District Court in Polson Jan. 6 to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years after being convicted of what records show is his eighth DUI conviction. Earl Dean Eystad, 55, was fined $5,000 and given credit for having already served 223 days ...

Locke sentenced for burglary

POLSON — A Bismark North Dakota man was committed at District Court in Polson on Jan. 13 to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with all that time suspended on a burglary conviction. Justin Scott Locke, 30, was already convicted of burglary and theft charges in neighboring counties....

Washburn accepts plea agreement Washburn accepts plea agreement

POLSON — Judge James Manley set a sentencing date of March 30 for a Ronan man convicted on felony charges of assault on a peace officer and criminal mischief. Billy Washburn, 42, entered a no contest plea to the charges at District Court in Polson Dec. 15 by way of mental disease or defect. The plea wa...

Jury finds Adams not guilty of assault Jury finds Adams not guilty of assault

POLSON — It took a Lake County Jury about two hours to reach a verdict of not guilty in the case of a Lake Mary Ronan man charged with felony assault with a weapon. The trial began at District Court in Polson Monday Dec. 6 and wrapped up Tuesday afternoon. Brendan Edward Adams, 58, was charged with ...


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