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Lake County District Court news for Nov. 8, 2017

Judge James A. Manley sentenced the following person on Nov. 1:

Bryce Leslie Morrison, 19, of Polson, received an 18-month deferred sentence for possession of dangerous drugs. He was given credit for 30 days for completion of the Montana Chemical Dependency Center program in Butte. Morrison was charged after law enforcement responded to a one-vehicle crash on April 12 and found a methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle and a baggie of heroin in Morrison’s wallet, a court document states. Manley said Morrison was being given a second chance because the case represents his first felony. If he successfully completes 18 months without any offenses, the conviction will be removed from his record.

Judge Kim Christopher sentenced the following people on Nov. 2:

Xander John Trinity Matt, 18, of Polson, received a total of six years in the Department of Corrections with three years suspended for burglary and bail jumping. He was ordered to pay a total of $19,178 in restitution, including $10,083 to an insurance company and $9,095 to a victim. According to a court document, on Jan. 12 Matt burglarized a Kings Point home of guns, TVs and designer jeans. Also according to the document, Matt said he and three others were involved.

Marcyanna Rose Dimond, 40, of Polson, had her suspended sentence revoked in two cases that involved four counts of theft. She was sentenced to 18 years in DOC with 10 years suspended for violating the conditions of her probation. A new charge of drug possession was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Although she could serve time in the Montana Women’s Prison, her probation officer recommended that she go to the Elkhorn women’s drug treatment program followed by a pre-release center. Dimond was originally sentenced on Sept. 29, 2016 for the thefts of four area homes, including one on 12th Avenue West in Polson where a safe with thousands of dollars in coins, sheets of money, a stamp collection, baseball card collection, jewelry, guns and toy police cars was stolen. She and several others are jointly and severally liable for $36,984 in restitution, a court document states.

Elena Ann Middlerider, 23, of Ronan, was given a two-year deferred sentence for possession of dangerous drugs. She was given credit for 12 days in jail and ordered to pay $710 in fines and fees. She was originally charged with possession with intent to distribute following a traffic stop in which she was the passenger in a vehicle on Jan. 15, 2016. According to a court document, Middlerider said she was going to sell or trade a half gram of methamphetamine to get diapers for her baby. Ten hydrocodone and other prescription pills were found in the search.

Jonathon Wayne Charlo, 32, of Pablo, was given a two-year deferred sentence for possession of dangerous drugs after police found a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue and drug paraphernalia in his backpack on Oct. 31, 2015.


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