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Articles with the Tag: Montana Highway Patrol

Lake County Sheriff reports traffic accident fatality south of Ronan

RONAN ­— Lake County Sheriff Don Bell identified the man killed during a head on collision at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 21, as 70-year-old Jack Howlett of Ronan. Lake County 911 Dispatch Center was notified that a passenger vehicle and a semi-tractor trailer had hit head on in a c...

Woman awaits sentencing for negligent homicide

A Ronan woman entered into a plea agreement that results in her conviction. Lindsay Elizabeth Castrillo, 36, was convicted of negligent homicide, which is a felony.  Castrillo was initially charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence. She entered a no-contest plea to the negligent homic...

Shourds receives sentence related to high-speed chase

District Judge James Manley committed a Pablo man to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with no time suspended on one count of felony criminal endangerment. The sentence was handed down at District Court in Polson on Nov. 18. Shawn Curtis Shourds, 41, pled guilty to the charge as part of...

Man arrested during arraignment hearing Man arrested during arraignment hearing

A Dayton man is accused of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, which violated the terms of his release while subsequent charges were pending.  William Claude Miller, 59, entered a not-guilty plea at District Court in Polson on Nov. 12 to felony counts of criminal possession of dan...

Body found at Big Arm State Park, information requested

BIG ARM — As an unidentified person was walking a dog in the Big Arm State Park, they discovered a decomposing body along the path.    Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said the person called Lake County 911 to report what they were seeing on Nov. 25 at about 4 p.m.  “The caller r...

Charges filed in Conko Camel murder Charges filed in Conko Camel murder

News from CSKT FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Deliberate homicide charges were filed Monday, Oct. 26, in the Montana Twentieth Judicial District Court for the death of William “Bill” Conko Camel, who was killed two years ago near Dixon, within Sanders County. An arrest warrant was issued for C...

Investigation finds second wreck fatal for passenger

 A Ronan man is accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing a car wreck that killed his passenger. Kenneth Lozeau Jr. entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 3 to felony vehicular homicide. According to court records, on May 23, emergency personnel re...

Shourds faces possible 10 years in prison  

A Pablo man admitted to his role in a high-speed pursuit with law enforcement in July. Shawn Curtis Shourds, 41, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Aug. 26 to felony criminal endangerment.  Shourds’ plea agreement dismisses, at sentencing, two felony counts of criminal poss...

Cutfinger sentenced to 15 years in homicide case

A Ronan man was committed in Polson District Court on June 18 to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of 15 years with half that time suspended for a drunk driving crash that killed his passenger. Brayden A’twen Cutfinger, 21, pleaded guilty to felony charges of negligent homicide and c...

Rossbach sentenced for assaulting a police officer Rossbach sentenced for assaulting a police officer

For killing his passenger in a drunk-driving crash, a Ronan man has accepted a plea agreement that could result in a 15-year sentence to the Montana Department of Corrections with half of that time suspended. Brayden A’twen Cutfinger, 21, pleaded guilty at District Court in Polson on April 2 to the ...


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