Mahseelah found guilty of three charges
eff Smith of Anderson Broadcasting for the Valley Journal
POLSON – A Lake County jury, after less than an hour of deliberations found a Ronan man guilty in district court March 6 on charges of robbery, assault with a weapon and criminal endangerment.
According to charging documents, 22-year-old Nathan Mahseelah had gone to a residence on Panchot Avenue in Pablo Aug. 27, 2017 to retrieve a cell phone and fired three shots from a handgun in an apparent effort to intimidate the occupants. Nearby neighbors reported the shooting saying one bullet passed close by her 12-year-old daughter who was in bed. Another nearby resident reported a bullet came by her son’s head so close it blew his hair.
Another neighbor was able to a get a license plate number from the vehicle Mahseelah left in. Authorities determined the license plate number came back to a vehicle owned by 42-year-old Angelina Dempsey who was found behind the wheel of the suspected vehicle along with Mahseelah. Demspey is facing charges from the incident as well.
District Court Judge James Manley set sentencing for April 25 and ordered Mahseelah held in the Lake County jail until then. Mahseelah faces up to 70 years in prison between the three charges.