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Drug bust ends in arrests Drug bust ends in arrests

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – Over the course of the past month your Polson Police Department conducted a short-term drug investigation as part of our Drug Endangered Children Initiative. This investigation was originated by intelligence we received from community member...

Polson man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child sexual abuse

Raymond Finley Jr., 42, was sentenced in Lake County District Court last week to 20 years in the Montana State Prison with 10 years suspended after pleading guilty in January to one count of child sexual abuse. According to court records, in the months of July and August 2017, Finley used social media to ...

Sentence revoked for teen who caused child’s death

POLSON — On Jan. 10, Judge James A. Manley revoked the six-year deferred sentence of Chasen Curley, 18, of Ronan, for criminal endangerment and sentenced him to time in the Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility in Miles City.  County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher said the Pine Hills program can ...

Drug dealer gets 5 years in DOC Drug dealer gets 5 years in DOC

POLSON – A Pasco, Washington man was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections last week for criminal possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute.  Leonardo Rafael Perez, 18, was arrested following a Jan. 23 traffic stop after his vehicle was found in a ditch off Montan...

Peer group for drug addicts opens in Ronan Peer group for drug addicts opens in Ronan

RONAN —  A new evening recovery center for drug addicts, the Never Alone Recovery Hall, recently opened on Main Street thanks to the combined efforts of Don Roberts and a supportive community. Twenty people from an addiction-focused support group are helping, Farmers Insurance agent Diane Ivano...

Polson man faces sexual abuse charges Polson man faces sexual abuse charges

POLSON — A 43-year-old Polson man faces three counts of sexual abuse of children after he allegedly Facebook messaged a 13-year-old girl and propositioned her.  Raymond Oliver Finley Jr. was arrested Sunday, Sept. 17, and held on a $100,000 bond. He was in court Sept. 20 but his arraignment was...

Man gets nearly 10 years for assaults, burglary Man gets nearly 10 years for assaults, burglary

POLSON – A man who was convictedof his fourth partner family member assault was sentenced to nine years and 11 months in the Montana State Prison last week. Judge James A. Manley sentenced Joshuah David Gowen, 38, of St. Ignatius after he pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement. Gowen got four...

Bolen loses one, wins one, another pending Bolen loses one, wins one, another pending

POLSON – A St. Ignatius man recently lost a case in district court, had another dismissed, and yet another case is scheduled for trial on Feb. 21. Solomon Preston Bolen, 35, was convicted of criminal possession of dangerous drugs in a bench trial before Judge James A. Manley on Jan. 6. He was convic...

Stroop faces revocation after $10K, drugs allegedly found in home Stroop faces revocation after $10K, drugs allegedly found in home

POLSON – A 22-year-old man is facing revocation of his two-year deferred sentence after some $10,000 in cash, firearms, ammunition and various illegal drugs were allegedly found in his Missoula residence on Jan. 4. Gage Daniel Stroop received the deferred sentence in Lake County on July 13, 2016 aft...

Court briefs for Jan. 4, 2017

Polson man charged with 7th DUI POLSON — Murnice Edwin Myers pleaded not guilty to DUI in District Court Dec. 28. Myers was stopped at the intersection of Highway 93 and Pablo Light Road in Pablo because his taillights were out. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and could not blow an acc...

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