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Hilton pleads guilty as part of plea agreement

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POLSON — A Great Falls woman admitted to breaking into the Montana State University Flathead Reservation Extension office during a change of plea hearing at District Court in Polson Dec. 15.

Crystal Gayle Hilton, 41, was initially charged with two counts of felony burglary. She entered a plea of guilty to one count of burglary as part of a plea agreement that will dismiss at sentencing the second count.

According to charging documents, on Aug. 9 Polson Police officer Alan Booth responded to a report of a possible break-in at the building located at 701 1st St E. Upon arriving officer Booth observed a female sitting outside the building. After speaking with the person who reported the break-in, officer Booth learned that a coat had been taken and that another break-in at the Indian Senior citizens center had occurred. As Booth was leaving, he noticed the female sitting outside, later identified as Hilton, was wearing the coat that was stolen. She was taken into custody and booked into jail on two counts of burglary.

The plea agreement recommends the imposition of sentencing being deferred for three years.

Judge James Manley set sentencing for February 9.

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