Tenth Judicial District Court Report

By: 
Charlie Denison
Reporter

 

Editor's note: The following is a report of selected criminal proceedings held in the Montana Tenth Judicial District Court, in Lewistown from Oct. 14 to Oct. 26. 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.

 

Clifford William Hall, Jr., 51, was sentenced in Montana Tenth Judicial District Court Friday, Oct. 14, to six months in Fergus County Jail with all time suspended for negligent endangerment, a misdemeanor. According to Fergus County Courthouse, the Court requires Hall to do 40 hours of community service to be completed within one year. Hall was arrested in April of 2014 after allegedly ramming a vehicle at high speeds on the highway from Eddie’s Corner, south, toward Harlowton, according to documents filed in Fergus County Courthouse. A trial took place in March of 2016. Hall was found not guilty of criminal endangerment and guilty of negligent endangerment, according to court documents. Hall was also sentenced to pay $25,000 worth of restitution, according to the sentencing order.

 

Jessie Emilia Stewart, 32, was sentenced Monday, Oct. 17 in the Montana Tenth Judicial District to five years on probation through the Montana Department of Corrections for criminal endangerment, a felony, for an incident that occurred on Aug. 26, 2015. Stewart also appeared in court Oct. 17 for a separate incident that occurred Aug. 1, 2016. Stewart was arrested after “unlawfully entering 304 E Corcoran Street with the purpose to commit criminal mischief.” At the scene, according to documents filed in Fergus County Courthouse, she was also arrested for criminal possession of dangerous drugs-methamphetamine, a felony. Stewart was sentenced to six months in the Fergus County Jail with all but 24 hours suspended for criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, and five years probation with the Department of Corrections “with a strong recommendation by the Court for inpatient treatment” for the methamphetamine charge. Charges are to run concurrently. It was noted in court documents Stewart also received credit for time served in the amount of 77 days.

 

Norman Jacob Flood, 34, was sentenced in Montana Tenth Judicial District Court Wednesday, Oct. 26 to five years of probation with the Montana Department of Corrections for theft, a felony. Flood was also sentenced to an additional five years of probation for burglary, a felony. Flood was arrested for “stealing various items from Albertsons” in April of 2016. The Court recommends he enroll, attend and complete a boot camp program. Charges are to run concurrently.

 

Travis Wayne Bean, 36, was sentenced in the Montana Tenth Judicial District Court Wednesday, Oct. 26 to “placement in an appropriate correctional facility or program for a term of 13 months” for driving under the influence, a felony, as it is a “fourth or more lifetime offense,” according to documents filed in Fergus County Courthouse. Following completion of program, Bean is sentenced to the Department of Corrections to five years, all suspended, to run consecutively with the 13-month term. Bean was also charged with “driving while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked,” “operating a motor vehicle without liability insurance,” and “obstructing a peace officer or other public servants,” all misdemeanors. For the misdemeanors, Bean was sentenced to six months in Fergus County Jail with all but two days suspended. All misdemeanor charges are to run concurrently.  Bean was initially arrested in January of 2016. Previous DUIs took place in the state of Washington on Nov. 19, 2014; Sept. 26, 2012; and August 25, 2010.

 

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