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Polson man sentenced for series of thefts, burgarly

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POLSON — A Polson man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Sept. 8 to a total of 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with 6 years suspended for a series of vehicle thefts and a burglary.

Kyro Antonio Swimmer, 22, pled guilty Aug. 12 to one count of burglary for breaking into the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Forestry building in Ronan on Nov. 29, 2019 and aiding in the theft of two chainsaws. He also pled guilty to: stealing a red Chevy Cruz on Oct. 3, 2018, the theft of a Chevy truck on Jan. 3, 2020, criminal mischief for destroying private property Feb. 10, 2020, the theft of a one-ton Dodge pick-up with its gooseneck trailer on March 25, 2020, the thefts of a 2008 Pontiac G6 and a Subaru Legacy in May of 2020.

A co-defendant in the burglary at the CSKT Forestry building, Trevor Gardipe, also of Polson, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 8, to felony counts of burglary and theft. The plea was entered without the benefit of a plea agreement, meaning Gradipe could be sentenced to the maximum 20 years in the Montana State Prison for burglary and five years for theft. Judge James Manley set sentencing in Gardipe’s case for Oct. 27.


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