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Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...

Charlo pleads not guilty to drug charges

Labenza Dawn Charlo, 20, of Pablo entered a plea of not guilty in District Court at Polson on June 11 to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs.  According to court records, on Jan. 28, Polson police assisted probation officers with a hotel room search in Polson, which is where Charlo was stay...

Man violates parole from child abuse charges Man violates parole from child abuse charges

A Polson man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on May 27 to the Montana state prison for six years with no time suspended for violating conditions of what was initially a three-year deferred sentence. Joseph Farris, 34, was convicted by way of a plea agreement, signed in Polson District Court on N...

Addiction recovery home opens in Polson Addiction recovery home opens in Polson

POLSON – Jay Brewer stood outside the new drug and alcohol addiction-recovery house – one of the first of its kind in Montana – on a warm spring afternoon with a smile on his face. “Everything is surreal right now,” Brewer said as he looked at the ordinary white house being u...

Police serve drug-investigation search warrants Police serve drug-investigation search warrants

POLSON – The Polson Police Department executed two search warrants in February, resulting in seized evidence and arrests. Nobody was injured during the execution of either search warrant. On Feb. 11, the Polson Police Department executed a search warrant on a hotel room in the Red Lion Inn as a resu...

High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest

ST. IGNATIUS – On dry dirt roads outside of town, where more cows and chickens usually roam than cars, a white sedan hit speeds of up to 90 miles an hour as a line of police vehicles pursued it.  The incident started on Olsen Road at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, when Montana Highway Patro...

Gholson sentenced to 20 years Gholson sentenced to 20 years

A former Polson man who could be a key figure in a Polson woman’s mysterious disappearance in 2005 was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Jan. 16 to 20 years in the Montana State Prison with 10 years suspended for violating conditions of parole in an unrelated matter. William Earl Gholson, 60,...

Irvine sentenced to five years for selling meth Irvine sentenced to five years for selling meth

A Pablo man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Jan. 8 to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections with no time suspended for selling methamphetamine while on probation, which also resulted from selling meth. David Lawrence Irvine, 74, was still serving a sentence handed down by the ...

Bybee pleads not guilty to assault Bybee pleads not guilty to assault

Andrew Joseph Bybee, 38, of Polson, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Jan. 8 to several felonies, including felony strangulation of a partner or family member, felony assault with a weapon and three counts of privacy in communications, one being a felony. According to court recor...

Smith sentenced for possession, endangerment

A Ronan man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Dec. 5 to a total of six years with the Montana State Department of Corrections with all suspended but time served of 73 days in the Lake County Jail. Jay Calvin Smith, 31, was sentenced to two years, all suspended, for felony theft; two years, all ...


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