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Brooks pleads guilty to forgery, bail jumping Brooks pleads guilty to forgery, bail jumping

POLSON — Judge Molly Owen set a sentencing date of Aug. 16 for a Polson man who admitted forging a stolen check and skipping court appearances. Dillon Ganuelas Brooks, 24, entered pleas of guilty to felony charges of forgery and bail jumping. The guilty pleas came as part of a plea agreement that could dismiss drug possession and a second bail jumping charge. According to court records, on July 2, 2021, a woman reported the theft of checks from her residence. She suspected an acquaintance of Brooks may have stolen the checks. Images of the acquaintance attempting to cash one of the stolen checks were captured on surveillance of a local business, which lead to images of the vehicle ...


Duncan takes plea agreement

POLSON — A Polson man may get the chance to keep a felony burglary and other crimes off his record if he can stay out of trouble for the next seven years. Matthew Christian Duncan, 28, entered into a plea agreement on June 28 for his part in a burglary at the Finley Point Grill on Jan. 5. The agreement...


Drug court celebrates graduates Drug court celebrates graduates

POLSON — The Lake County Adult Treatment Court celebrated another round of graduations on June 22 with three participants successfully completing the program.  Started by former Judge James Manley in 2016 after he realized a staggering 93% of people, he sentenced had committed crimes related to...


Pierre pleads guilty to burglary

POLSON — A Polson man admitted to his involvement in the breaking into several storage units in Pablo and taking the contents. Nickalie Chadwick Pierre, 35, entered a plea of guilty in Polson District Court June 22 to two counts of burglary. According to court records, on April 23, 2020, the mana...


Assiniboine sentenced for assault, possession Assiniboine sentenced for assault, possession

POLSON — A St. Ignatius man received five years in the Montana State Prison on one count of assault on a peace officer and another five years MSP for criminal possession of dangerous drugs. The sentences are to run concurrently. A total of four years with the Montana Department of Corrections with none...


Mejak, Bunyea sentenced for theft

POLSON — A pair of Flathead County men were sentenced in Polson District Court on June 14 for their involvement with the theft of an ATV. Logan Anthony Mejak, 26 and Austin Steven Bunyea, 27, admitted to stealing a Yamaha ATV. The owner of the ATV reported its theft from his Ferndale area shop on Se...


Armstrong sentenced for theft Armstrong sentenced for theft

POLSON — A Browning woman was committed in Polson District Court on June 14 to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of 10 years with five years suspended for felony theft. Alexandria Marie Armstrong, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft during an earlier court appearance. Th...


Montana Association of Counties files suit

News from the Montana Association of Counties HELENA — The Montana Association of Counties (“MACo”) filed suit on June 7 to compel Governor Greg Gianforte and Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen to fulfill their constitutional obligations and allow the Montana Legislature their lawful ...


Haynes sentenced for burglary Haynes sentenced for burglary

POLSON — A St. Ignatius woman was committed in Polson District Court on June 8 to a total of 15 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with 10 years suspended after pleading guilty to four counts of burglary and one count of bail jumping. The terms of the sentence were in accordance with a pl...


Caye sentenced for assault

POLSON — A Polson man is accused of pointing a handgun at a group of people. He was sentenced in Polson District Court on May 24 to the Montana State Prison for 10 years with all but time served suspended. Nathan Caye, 21, entered a plea of guilty to a single count of felony assault with a weapon. The ...


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