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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Sheriffs Office

Heavy Runner sentenced for endangerment

POLSON — A Pablo man, formerly of Browning, was committed at District Court in Polson on Sept. 1 to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of 10 years with five years suspended. Curtis James Heavy Runner, 40, entered a plea of guilty during an earlier court appearance to felony charges of cr...

Irvine pleads guilty to assault Irvine pleads guilty to assault

POLSON — A Ronan man who was accused of head butting a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on March 9 to felony assault on a peace or judicial officer. Clint Headdress Irvine, 30, was charged with assaulting Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Jernigan o...

Velazquez sentenced for strangulation, protection order violations

POLSON — A former Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Nov. 17 to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of seven years with all that time suspended except for 243 days credit for time already served. Morgan Aniba Quinones Velazquez, 48, entered plea of guilty to two count...

Briefs for Sept. 15, 2021

Man who died in Arlee structure fire identified as Leroy Houle News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office ARLEE — Pursuant to an autopsy conducted by the Montana State Forensic Lab, the Lake County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died as a result of the Aug. 28, 2021, ...

K. William Harvey School locked down Sept. 2 during mini motorcycle incident

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office RONAN — On Sept. 2, 2021, at about 2:15 p.m., there was a brief lockdown placed on K. William Harvey Elementary School in Ronan. This was as a result of an incident involving a low-speed pursuit by officers of a man riding a miniature motorcycle car...

Blixt pleads not guilty to strangulation

A Pablo man, who was found not guilty by a Lake County jury in August 2019 of deliberate homicide, is facing a new charge. Daniel Chance Blixt, 32, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on July 14 to one felony count of strangulation of a partner or family member. According to court rec...

Lake County man found deceased after winter camping trip

LAKE COUNTY — The body of Ben Griffing, a 62-year-old Polson resident, was recovered April 15 by Missoula Search and Rescue. Griffing was reported missing to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 4. It was determined that the last known contact anyone had with him was in Missoula on Jan. 22...

Man pleads not guilty to theft, drug charges Man pleads not guilty to theft, drug charges

 A reduction in bond was denied for a Lake County man facing car theft and drug possession charges. Orlando M. Powell, 47, entered a plea of not guilty to charges at District Court in Polson on Feb. 11. According to court records, on Jan. 22, a Polson woman reported to Lake County emergency dispatch ...

Polson, county officers respond to missing person, school threat, dead body in little more than a week

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal  LAKE COUNTY – Law enforcement in Lake County searched for a missing person last week, notified the public of the identity of a body found at Flathead Lake and continued to respond to a school threat. In the first incident, on Monday, Feb. 1, Lake County 91...

Detention officer sentenced

A Former detention officer with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was sentenced at District Court in Missoula on Aug. 31 to a total of 42 days jail time. Korren Katelyn Fehrenbach, 25, pleaded guilty on Aug. 10 to misdemeanor charges of transferring illegal articles and official misconduct. The guilt...


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