Lake County District Court news for May 17, 2017
James A. Manley sentenced the following people on May 10:
Libby Mae Davis, 26, of Ronan, was given a five-year sentence in the Department of Corrections with two years suspended for violating probation. Her original sentence for criminal possession of dangerous drugs was deferred for two years. Manley said that Davis had been living with another person on probation in violation of the terms of her probation and using marijuana almost daily. “She’s had more than enough breaks,” he said. He recommended she be screened for the Elkhorn women’s drug treatment program.
David Lawrence Fisher, 27, of Pablo, was given six months in the Lake County Jail with all time suspended except for time served for an amended charge of misdemeanor theft for taking items from the tribal offices in Pablo. Fisher is facing a petition to revoke a sentence in a Sanders County case.
Shonko Christy-Lacounte, 19, of St. Ignatius, had a three-year deferred sentence for theft and criminal possession of dangerous drugs revoked. He was given three years in DOC with no time suspended with a recommendation for boot camp (Treasure State Correctional Facility) and a chemical dependency program. He was earlier convicted of theft of a 2007 Arctic Cat side-by-side. The vehicle was found wrecked in Elmo with drug paraphernalia in a pouch.
Thomas J. Steele, 33, of Arlee, was given a deferred three-year sentence to DOC for criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Another drug charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. There was a disagreement between the prosecuting and defense attorneys over a $500 fine that would be paid to a drug task force, but Manley ruled that it be paid.