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LCSO offers work detail program LCSO offers work detail program

POLSON —The Lake County Sheriff ’s Office recently began a work detail program. The idea is to enable those with misdemeanors to work off the jail portion of their sentences by doing community work. Such projects that have been completed since the program was implemented in early April incl...

Longtime district court judge fondly remembered Longtime district court judge fondly remembered

POLSON — A celebrated lawyer and efficient, no-frills judge of the 20th Judicial District for 29 years, C.B. McNeil died April 20 at age 80. His life was celebrated at Polson’s Linderman Gymnasium on Saturday, April 29.  Judge James A. Manley, who was appointed to replace McNeil in Octobe...

Man faces multiple charges after alleged assault at cabin Man faces multiple charges after alleged assault at cabin

POLSON – A man with a history of violating protective orders has been charged with two more cases against two women, including aggravated assault, theft, criminal endangerment and aggravated kidnapping earlier this year.  In the latest incident, Leroy Michael Charles, 40, of Ronan, allegedly be...

Murder convict faces sexual assault charges Murder convict faces sexual assault charges

POLSON — A 51-year-old man who served time in prison for deliberate homicide and attempted deliberate homicide following a shooting incident at a gravel pit south of Arlee in 1982 has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a minor.  According to a court document, Donald Dean Grant to...

Drug court coordinator hired, enrollees being accepted Drug court coordinator hired, enrollees being accepted

Lake County's new Court coordinator is now on duty. Missoula resident Christina Ellsworth started April 17 in a position that is funded for one year as a pilot project through a $50,000 grant from the Gianforte Family Foundation. Ellsworth met with other members of the drug court team last Thursday to ...

Saga over ‘coyote club’ draws to close

POLSON — After six years, multiple court cases, numerous investigations and employee turnover, the saga over the so-called “coyote club” may be coming to an end. The “coyote club” was brought to the limelight in 2010 as a result of an investigation by Frank Bowen, a longtime ...

Man charged with homicide, arson, theft Man charged with homicide, arson, theft

POLSON — A man who moved to Arkansas shortly after a Ronan house fire last November has been charged with deliberate homicide, arson, aggravated burglary and theft.  Shane Thomas Northweather, 23, of Searcy, Arkansas, was arrested earlier this month. His bond was set at $200,000.  No on...

Sentence revoked for man convicted in drive-by shooting Sentence revoked for man convicted in drive-by shooting

POLSON – A man involved in a drive-by shooting in December 2013 had his probation revoked last week. Victor Pierre Barnaby was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended although he was given credit for 26 days served in jail. Judge James A. Manley recommended t...

Sentence revoked for man convicted in drive-by shooting

POLSON – A man involved in a drive-by shooting in December 2013 had his probation revoked last week. Victor Pierre Barnaby was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections with no time suspended although he was given credit for 26 days served in jail. Judge James A. Manley recommended t...

Lichte charged with thefts over $127K

POLSON — A former Polson property manager has been charged with 16 felony and three misdemeanor thefts for allegedly bilking his business clients out of more than $127,000. Douglas Dennis Lichte of Polson Property Management was charged and an arrest warrant issued March 14. He posted $100,000 bail ...


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