Valley Journal
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Lake County District Court news for July 12, 2017

Judge James A. Manley sentenced the following people on July 5:

Craig Allen McCrea, 31, of Ronan, had suspended sentences for burglary and drug possession revoked. He was sentenced to two three-year terms in the Department of Corrections. The sentences will run concurrently. According to probation officer Kris Studeny, McCrea violated his probation when he was arrested Sept. 17, 2016 after CSKT law enforcement found what they suspected to be heroin in a backpack in a vehicle along with a hunting rifle and ammunition. McCrea and his girlfriend said the items belonged to the other person, a court document states. On Oct. 20, 2016, McCrea was caught trying to steal a speaker from Shopko in Missoula, Studeny said. McCrea also tested positive or admitted to using methamphetamine and opiates numerous times. He was originally sentenced on May 4, 2016. Studeny said McCrea had been given “an extreme amount of opportunities to address his chemical dependency issues.” She recommended that he be entered into DOC’s Connections Corrections program followed by a pre-release program.

Peter James Auld, 29, of Elmo, was sentenced to six months in jail with all time suspended except for three days served for misdemeanor theft. According to a court record, Auld locked a woman out of her car and took off in her 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse on Sept. 20, 2016. He was ordered to pay $1,120 in restitution within five months.

Susan Marie Swan, 46, of Post Falls, Idaho, was sentenced to one year in jail with all but 30 days suspended for her third DUI, a misdemeanor. Drug possession and bail jumping charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. She was given credit for 58 days in jail and ordered to pay $2,810 in fines and fees.

Judge Kim Christopher sentenced the following person on July 6:

Zachary John Nentwig, 39, of Arlee, was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended after he violated probation. He was given credit for 36 days in jail. Nentwig was originally given a two-year deferred sentence on June 16, 2016 for criminal possession of dangerous drugs. In court last week, Nentwig admitted to violating his probation by using illegal drugs. According to his probation officer, Nentwig failed to report, hid a .22-caliber rifle in his bedroom, possessed a loaded .22-caliber pistol, continued prohibited contact with a woman drug user, didn’t complete a parenting class and was cited for driving a vehicle with a license plate that belonged to another and had no insurance.

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