Court Report

By: 
DEB HILL
Managing Editor

Editor's note: The following is a report of selected criminal proceedings held in the Montana Tenth Judicial District Court, in Lewistown from April 5 to May 4. As individual criminal cases are adjudicated within the Tenth Judicial District Court, arraignments, changes of pleas, sentencing hearings, acquittals, dismissals and appeals will be made public as they occur. If you have any questions regarding this report, or News-Argus policies associated with its publication, please contact either Charlie Denison or Deb Hill at the News-Argus news desk, 535-3401, during regular business hours.

 

Michael Craig Marquart, 47, appeared in the Montana Tenth Judicial District Court for sentencing on April 24, where he was sentenced on three counts. For Count 1, violation of an order of protection, a misdemeanor, Marquart received a deferred sentence of six months. For Count II, Burglary, a felony, Marquart received a deferred sentence of one year. For Count III, theft, a misdemeanor Marquart received a deferred sentence of six months. All counts refer to an order of protection obtained by Marquart’s wife and theft of property from her residence. The court ordered the defendant to be released immediately and to undergo counseling of at least one session per month.

 

Joshua Alfred Adolph, 31, appeared in Montana Tenth Judicial District Court for sentencing May 1, where he received a sentence of 13 months and fines of $55 in the Department of Corrections for pleading guilty to driving under the influence, speeding and failure to obey a traffic light. The Court recommended Adolph be considered for the DOC WATCH program, a six month intensive, cognitive, behavioral-based therapeutic program. If the Adolph completes the WATCH program prior to the 13 months, he will serve the remainder of the time on probation. Adolph also received an additional suspended sentence of five years and a $5,000.

 

“The defendant has an extensive and troubling criminal history. The Court believes this sentence addresses the Defendant’s criminal history and alcohol dependency, and disregard for the traffic laws of the State of Montana,” Judge Oldenburg wrote.

 

Norma Kay Monfils, 53, appeared in the Montana Tenth Judicial District Court for a jury trial on May 3 and 4, 2017. The jury found Monfils not guilty of obstructing justice and not guilty of attempted obstruction of justice. Both felony charges were related the arrest of Kevin Raty in August of 2016.

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