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Billings man gets probation for possessing machine gun

A Billings man who admitted selling a machine gun he had converted about 20 years ago will spend five years on federal probation.

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'I won’t be so forgiving the next time': No prison for man in fatal DUI

A Hardin man who questioned whether he was the driver will spend five years on federal probation for a drunken driving crash on the Crow Reservation that killed a passenger and injured two other passengers.

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Judge issues $100,000 warrant for man accused of fleeing during dental appointment

Judge issues $100,000 warrant for man accused of fleeing during dental appointment

A Billings judge has issued a $100,000 warrant for a convicted jewelry thief who failed to return to the county jail as ordered after being released into the custody of his father for a dental appointment Monday morning.

July 15, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Officials tout low recidivism, acknowledge some fall through probation structure

Officials tout low recidivism, acknowledge some fall through probation structure

CASPER, Wyo. — Austin Ideen took part in a violent, drunken home invasion and assault in Casper.

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Ramirez brother back in court; bond set at $500,000

Ramirez brother back in court; bond set at $500,000

A Billings judge on Monday set bond at $500,000 for a convicted robber who prosecutors say has repeatedly dodged authorities while stacking up felony charges in multiple counties.

May 05, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Billings woman gets probation for stealing Social Security payments

A Billings woman who admitted to stealing more than $40,000 in Social Security benefits intended for a woman who had died will spend five years on federal probation.

March 19, 2014 3:52 pmLoading…
Man on probation admits to assaulting woman again

Man on probation admits to assaulting woman again

A Billings man on probation for domestic assault admitted Tuesday that he violated a no-contact order when he attacked his ex-girlfriend outside her home in November.

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Billings woman admits meth charges

A Billings woman on state probation admitted to federal drug charges this week.

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Former Helena medical marijuana lobbyist seeks end to probation

HELENA – A lobbyist who helped draft Montana’s 2004 voter-approved medical marijuana law is requesting an early termination to his federal probation sentence.

December 15, 2013 4:36 pmLoading…

Great Falls man makes initial appearance in shooting

GREAT FALLS — A 20-year-old Great Falls man charged with shooting a 16-year-old girl in the leg during what police say was a drug deal gone bad has made an initial court appearance in District Court.

November 21, 2013 8:45 pmLoading…
Man charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine

Man charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine

A man prosecutors said was planning to sell methamphetamine was charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Wednesday.

August 14, 2013 7:11 pmLoading…

Casper man’s probation revoked after he allegedly shot kids with BB gun

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man lost his probation privileges as well as the opportunity to scrub a felony from his record after allegedly shooting two young children with a BB gun.

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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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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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Man flees from Butte courthouse to avoid jail

Man flees from Butte courthouse to avoid jail

Butte police are looking for a man who ran from the courthouse Thursday morning after the judge revoked his suspended sentenced and ordered him to jail.

June 13, 2013 2:49 pm Related Loading…

St. Ignatius boy admits probation violation

POLSON — A 10-year-old St. Ignatius boy once held on $500,000 bail on suspicion of violating his probation has admitted to doing so with two outbursts at school.

June 06, 2013 3:27 pmLoading…
Montana judge sets hearing for boy with $500K bond

Montana judge sets hearing for boy with $500K bond

HELENA — A Lake County judge has set a Wednesday hearing to hasten a psychological evaluation for a 10-year-old St. Ignatius boy being held on a $500,000 bond for a probation violation.

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Man once accused of Florence hair salon murders jailed on probation violation

Man once accused of Florence hair salon murders jailed on probation violation

MISSOULA — A man once accused of fatally slashing the throats of three women in a Florence hair salon was back in court this week, accused of violating the terms of his probation in a federal drug case.

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Gazette opinion: Longest trial brings accountability for cruelty

Prosecuting crimes of cruelty to animals is extremely difficult in Montana. State laws protect the property rights of animal owners. State laws protect the interests of horse breeders and other livestock producers.

December 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Judge revokes probation in exploitation case

CASPER, Wyo. — A failure to comply with multiple terms of his probation landed Andrew F. Harrison in prison for up to 12 years for an original conviction of child exploitation.

November 06, 2012 8:59 pmLoading…

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