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Lake County District Court news for Aug. 30, 2017

Judge James A. Manley sentenced the following people on Aug. 23:

Phillip James Pierre, 55, of Polson, was sentenced to a total of four years in the Montana State Prison for probation violations and given credit for 101 days in jail. According to his probation officer, Pierre failed to return an address verification letter. He twice previously served time in prison for failure to register as a sex offender. Pierre was previously convicted of sexual intercourse without consent with a 13-year-old girl.

Kain Justin Kenmille, 20, of Ronan, was sentenced to five years in DOC after his previous sentence for criminal possession of dangerous drugs was revoked for probation violations. According to a court document, Kenmille admitted to using methamphetamine, opiates and heroin, didn’t report to his probation officer and failed to seek employment. He was originally charged with possession with intent to distribute after police found 53 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, scoop and calibrated weight in his home on June 29, 2015, according to a court document.

Patsy F. Mitchell-Baker, 50, of Polson, was sentenced to 18 months in the Department of Corrections with all time suspended for criminal possession of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine). She was ordered to complete a chemical dependency evaluation and pay $210 in fines and fees.

Skyla Haynes, age and city of residence unavailable, was sentenced to one year in jail with all time suspended except for one day for misdemeanor partner family member assault as part of a plea agreement. According to a court document, Haynes punched and kicked a woman in the face and arm and broke her arm at the Pigasus Bar in Arlee. She was originally charged with aggravated assault. She was ordered to complete a chemical dependency evaluation.

Judge Kim Christopher sentenced the following people on Aug. 24:

Evelyn Marie Charlo, 29, of Pablo, was sentenced to one year in jail with all time suspended except for 10 days for her first DUI. Charlo was arrested April 25 after a traffic stop on Main Street in Ronan. She had a blood alcohol content of .158, according to a court document. She was ordered to pay $1,380 in fines and fees and complete a chemical dependency evaluation.

Todd Allen Somers, 53, of Pablo, had a three-year suspended sentence reimposed except for 85 days in jail. He was originally convicted of criminal possession of dangerous drugs but was arrested and charged with 14 violations of a protective order. According to a court document, Somers sent 14 text messages on April 12 and admitted he smoked methamphetamine. He was on supervision less than three months when he was cited. He was ordered to obtain a mental health evaluation and follow treatment recommendations.

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