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Perkins sentenced for assault Perkins sentenced for assault

POLSON — A Kalispell man was committed in Polson District Court on March 22 to the Montana Department of Corrections for a total of 10 years with five years suspended. Douglas James Perkins, 34, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of partner or family member assault during a change of plea hearing held February 1 before Judge Molly Owen. According to court records, on Sept. 15, 2022, law enforcement in Kalispell were called to investigate a possible assault victim. The alleged victim stated she suffered bruising to her face and arms. She said she sustained the bruises while she was traveling in a car in Polson with Perkins on Sept. 10, 2022. The investigation was then transferred t...


Anaconda man pleads guilty to vehicle, firearm theft Anaconda man pleads guilty to vehicle, firearm theft

POLSON — An Anaconda man admitted to stealing a car that had several firearms in it. Randy Joel Heppler, 33, entered a plea of guilty in Polson District Court on March 6 to felony theft. He also pleaded guilty to an unrelated drug possession charge. According to court records, On Dec. 5, 2022, a man...


Darling pleads guilty to possession with intent to distribute Darling pleads guilty to possession with intent to distribute

POLSON — A Missoula man admitted to dealing drugs in Lake County which led to a classic pick-up being seized. Samuel Alvin Darling, 48, entered a plea of guilty to one count criminal possession with intent to distribute and one count of use or possession of property, subject to criminal forfeiture, in ...


Salisbury pleads guilty to assault Salisbury pleads guilty to assault

POLSON — A Polson man, awaiting sentencing on a felony count of partner or family member assault (PFMA), gained two more PFMA charges and will be sentenced on two of the three charges in May. Shawn Salisbury, 46, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of partner or family member assault. Accordin...


Lucas sentenced for possession with intent to distribute Lucas sentenced for possession  with intent to distribute

POLSON — A Spokane woman was committed in Polson District Court on March 2 to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with five years suspended on one count of criminal possession with intent to distribute. The sentence for Taucia Lee Lucas, 37, was in accordance with a plea agreement reach...


Aguilar pleads guilty to felony assault Aguilar pleads guilty to felony assault

POLSON — A Ronan man with two prior convictions for partner or family member assault (PFMA) now has a third conviction of the same. Gonzalo J. Aguilar, 37, entered a plea of guilty to felony PFMA, third or subsequent during a change of plea hearing in Polson’s District Court on Feb. 22. Accord...


Redwood sentenced for assaulting an officer Redwood sentenced for assaulting an officer

POLSON — A Great Falls woman was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for three years with none of that time suspended for her involvement in a fight with detention staff at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal jail.  The sentence was handed down by Polson Judge Molly Owen ...


Simmons pleads guilty to felonies

POLSON — A sentencing date of March 29 has been set for a Polson man accused of two separate burglaries. Michael Leroy Simmons Jr., 36, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Feb. 8 to two counts of burglary, one count theft and criminal possession, all felonies. The pleas were entered...


Brockie sentenced for possession with intent to distribute

POLSON — A Spokane woman was committed in Polson’s District Court to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with five years suspended for bringing fentanyl into Lake County. Amanda Jean Brockie, 51, entered a plea of guilty to criminal possession with intent to distribute during a co...


Perkins pleads guilty to assault Perkins pleads guilty to assault

POLSON — A Kalispell man admitted to assaulting two women on separate occasions. Douglas James Perkins, 34, entered a plea of guilty to two felony counts of partner or family member assault at Polson District Court on Feb. 1. According to court records, on Sept. 15, 2022, law enforcement in Kalispel...


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