Tenth Judicial District Court Report

By: 
Charlie Denison
Reporter

Tenth Judicial District Court Report

 

Compiled by CHARLIE DENISON

News-Argus Staff Writer

 

Editor's note: The following is a report of selected criminal proceedings held in the Montana Tenth Judicial District Court, in Lewistown from August 17, 2017 to August 23, 2017. 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.

 

William Richard Hungate, 58, was sentenced Aug. 17 to four years of probation with the Department of Corrections for criminal possession of dangerous drugs, a felony. For criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, Hungate was sentenced to six months in Fergus County Jail with all time suspended. The defendant was given credit for 179 days served. Hungate was arrested in August of 2016.

 

Abigail Joanne Anderson, 26, was sentenced Aug. 23 to a three-year deferred sentence for criminal possession of dangerous drugs-methamphetamine, a felony. Anderson was also sentenced to six months in Fergus County Jail with all time suspended for criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The defendant was given credit for 29 days served. If Anderson completes the requirements of the deferment program, the felony will be wiped from her record. Anderson was arrested in Billings in April of 2017 and transported to Fergus County.

 

Skyler Lee Skagen, 26, was sentenced Aug. 23 to three years of probation through the Department of Corrections for criminal possession of dangerous drugs, a felony. This sentence includes completion of the Connections Corrections program, followed by pre-release. Skagen was also sentenced to six months in Fergus County Jail with all time suspended for criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and another six months suspended for obstructing justice, a misdemeanor. The defendant was given credit for 129 days served. According to documents filed in Fergus County Courthouse, Skagen has “a criminal history revolving around chemical dependency issues, which the Court took into account when fashioning this sentence.” Skagen was arrested in July of 2016 after a warrant was served for failing to comply with terms and conditions from his previous arrest in March of 2016.

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