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Man gets fully suspended sentence for DUI No. 7

Man gets fully suspended sentence for DUI No. 7

A Billings judge on Tuesday followed the recommendations made in a joint plea agreement and gave a three-year suspended sentence to a man for his seventh DUI.

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Man accused of aiding murder suspect pleads guilty in separate case

Man accused of aiding murder suspect pleads guilty in separate case

A man charged with aiding the suspect in a Jan. 3 Lockwood homicide pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced assault charge in separate case.

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Whitefish man sentenced for raping baby sitter

KALISPELL — A 25-year-old Whitefish man who, with his wife, supplied a 15-year-old baby sitter with marijuana and alcohol and then raped her has been sentenced to five years in prison without parole.

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Plea deal reached in Christmas 2012 slaying

Plea deal reached in Christmas 2012 slaying

Prosecutors and defense counsel have reached a plea agreement in the homicide case against David Bruce Isaacson, who is charged in the shooting of a man on Christmas Day 2012.

March 05, 2014 1:03 pmLoading…
Man with federal meth trafficking conviction admits to burglary, theft

Man with federal meth trafficking conviction admits to burglary, theft

A Billings man recently sentenced to almost nine years in federal prison for trafficking meth pleaded guilty Friday to felony burglary and theft charges in Yellowstone County District Court.

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Former sheriff's office worker admits embezzling

KALISPELL — A former Flathead County sheriff's office employee has pleaded guilty to felony theft after embezzling thousands of dollars from the sheriff's office employees association.

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Billings man pleads no contest to knife charge

Billings man pleads no contest to knife charge

A Billings man pleaded no contest Thursday to an accusation that he threatened another man with a knife after kicking him in the head.

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Billings man fined, sentenced for drunken-driving wreck

Expressing his displeasure with a plea agreement, a district court judge on Tuesday begrudgingly handed down a fine and a deferred prison sentence for a man charged with driving drunk, injuring another driver and then fleeing the scene of the accident. 

October 29, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…

Teen improving after jumping over railing

GREAT FALLS — A 16-year-old boy who threw himself over the third floor railing as he was being led to a plea hearing at the Cascade County Courthouse remains hospitalized in stable condition.

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16-year-old reaches plea agreement in Great Falls rape case

16-year-old reaches plea agreement in Great Falls rape case

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls teen charged with raping an 11-year-old girl as she was walking home from school last November has reached a plea agreement that calls for a 30-year prison sentence.

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Man gets prison for soliciting sex with boy

HELENA — A 48-year-old Helena man was sentenced Thursday to the mandatory minimum of four years in prison plus 26 years of probation for the online solicitation of sex with what he thought was a 12-year-old boy.

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No jail time for Casper man who threatened Pancho's patrons with gun

No jail time for Casper man who threatened Pancho's patrons with gun

CASPER, Wyo. — Despite a previously agreed upon sentencing cap at the Casper Re-Entry Center, prosecutors believed that Joseph Sterkel deserved to spend time in jail. His attorney disagreed and persuaded the judge otherwise.

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Dillon man sentenced to 5 years for sexually assaulting teen girls

Dillon man sentenced to 5 years for sexually assaulting teen girls

BUTTE - A 26-year-old Dillon man received a five-year sentence with the Montana Department of Corrections Tuesday for having sex with under-aged girls.

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Deer Lodge man seeks to withdraw guilty plea in wife's death

Deer Lodge man seeks to withdraw guilty plea in wife's death

DEER LODGE — A Deer Lodge man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife last December has filed a motion to withdraw that guilty plea.

July 02, 2013 8:42 am Photos

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Texas DA: July 8 deadline for Leaf plea deal

Texas DA: July 8 deadline for Leaf plea deal

CANYON, Texas — The Texas prosecutor who brokered a 10-year probationary sentence for former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has set a deadline for paperwork to be completed on a plea deal that would allow the Montana native to serve his sentence in his home state.

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Casper man pleads guilty to knife threat

CASPER, Wyo. — Attorneys pitched a second plea deal for Lonnie Parham on Friday morning after the first was rejected in May by Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking.

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Judge hikes probation terms for Super 8 embezzler

Judge hikes probation terms for Super 8 embezzler

CASPER, Wyo. — A judge on Tuesday rejected a plea deal that would have granted a woman no prison time for embezzlement if she completed six years of probation.

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Billings man sentenced for making secret videos in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — A man has been sentenced to two years in jail for installing video cameras inside a Maine home to record undressed teenage girls.

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George F. Will: Congress should seek sense on sentencing

WASHINGTON — Libertarians believe government should have a compelling reason before it restricts an individual’s liberty. Today’s liberals believe almost any reason will do, because liberty is less important than equality, fraternity, fighting obesity and many other aspirations. Now, however…

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Defendant to plead guilty in Crow corruption case

Defendant to plead guilty in Crow corruption case

The youngest defendant in a corruption case on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation has reached a deal with prosecutors and intends to plead guilty on an alternate set of charges, according to court papers and attorneys in the case.

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