Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Latest Headlines

Current Events

Special Sections

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement
Obituary

Nicolai sentenced to eight years for assault

Hey savvy news reader! Thanks for choosing local. You are now reading
1 of 3 free articles.



Subscribe now to stay in the know!

Already a subscriber? Login now

A Ronan man was committed at District Court in Polson on Oct. 23 to eight years with the Montana Department of Corrections with four years suspended for aggravated assault. 

According to court records, Justice Raven Nicolai, 24, was in the Lake County Jail awaiting trial on drug distribution charges on July 4 when he allegedly pulled another inmate out of his bed. In the process, the man’s head was knocked on the toilet. Nicolai is then alleged to have kicked him in the face. 

The victim had to be transported to the emergency room at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center where he was treated for “multiple facial fractures and a broken nose.”

Nicolai’s sentence followed terms of a plea agreement reached in September that dismissed the drug charge and a petition to revoke a previously suspended sentence.

Sponsored by: