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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriff's Office

Judge reprimands county attorney in court Judge reprimands county attorney in court

POLSON — District Judge C.B. McNeil reprimanded County Attorney Mitch Young for his handling of media inquiries into accused killer Clifford Oldhorn’s case but refused Oldhorn a reduction in bail last week.  Oldhorn denied Wednesday in Lake County District Court that he violated condition...

Deputy cleared in pursuit shooting

RONAN — The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation into the Feb. 8 pursuit during which Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Diaz used his firearm to shoot out a vehicle’s tires. The Missoula County Sheriffs Office found the shooting to be justified, according to a p...

Dixon murder suspect pleads not guilty

DIXON — Nathan Calvert,  the man prosecutors say attacked Dixon residents Doug and Cheryl Morigeau during a horrific home invasion Dec. 6, pleaded not guilty to several charges last week in Sanders County District Court.  Doug was killed in the attack, having been stabbed 54 times and beat...

Shots fired after hour-long chase

RONAN — A Ronan man tried to run over a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy last week, turning a routine traffic stop into an off-road pursuit that ended when the deputy shot out the fleeing truck’s tires.  According to a press release, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy saw a pickup tru...

Polson Police Chief, officer sent to ethics training

Polson Police Chief Wade Nash and officer Cory Anderson have been ordered to attend ethics training by the Montana Public Safety Officers Standards and Training Council, or POST.  Anderson must also be evaluated for chemical dependency by a certified evaluator and must follow “any and all&rdquo...

Police still seeking Ronan hit-and-run driver

RONAN — Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said officials continue to investigate the Dec. 11 hit-and-run death of 63-year-old Robert E. Vanguten. According to a press release, Lake County 911 received a report of an unresponsive adult male lying the parking lot of a Ronan tavern Dec. 11 around 8:1...

Hit-and-run victim identified Hit-and-run victim identified

RONAN — County officials have identified the victim of a Dec. 11 hit-and-run in Ronan as 63-year-old Robert E. Vanguten.  According to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County 911 received a report of an unresponsive adult male lying in the parking lot a Ronan ta...

Accused killer Butler's transfer hearing postponed

ARLEE — Nathan Butler’s court date has been moved to allow the defendant’s attorneys more time to gather information on the case.  Butler, a 16-year-old Arlee resident, was charged in Lake County District Court with the stabbing death of his 51-year-old stepfather and with injuring ...

William Flesch’s cause of death released

PABLO — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed 48-year-old Mission Valley resident William Harvey Flesch died as a result of suicide by hanging. Two children discovered Flesch in an undeveloped wooded area in Pablo on Nov. 3 shortly after 10:30 a.m. The scene was processed by law en...

Arlee teen charged with deliberate homicide

ARLEE — Nathan Butler, a 16-year-old Arlee resident, has been charged in Lake County District Court in the stabbing death of his 51-year-old stepfather and with injuring his mother and another man Nov. 12. Butler is charged with deliberate homicide, attempted deliberate homicide, and assault with a ...


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