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 Nov. 15, 2016 to Dec. 2, 2016. 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.

 

Colter Justin McCarty, 32, was sentenced in Montana Tenth Judicial District Court Nov. 15, 2016 to four years of probation through the Montana Department of Corrections for criminal possession of dangerous drugs, a felony. McCarty was also sentenced to four years of probation for criminal endangerment, a felony, which is to run concurrently with the sentencing for possession. In addition, McCarty was sentenced to 24 hours in Fergus County Jail (with credit for time served) for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, misdemeanor, with a fine of $1,000. For “driving while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked,” a misdemeanor, McCarty was sentenced to six months in Fergus County Jail, with all time suspended. He was also sentenced to six months in jail (with all time suspended) for failure to carry proof of liability insurance, feeling from or eluding a police officer (all misdemeanors with sentences to run concurrently). McCarty was arrested Jan. 16, 2016 at the intersection of 191 North and Crowley.

 

Travern John Montesanto, 19, was sentenced in Montana Tenth Judicial District Court Dec. 2, 2016 to three years of probation through the Montana Department of Corrections for criminal possession of dangerous drugs (opiate/methamphetamine), a felony. Montesanto was also sentenced to six months in Fergus County Jail (with all time suspended) and a $500 fine “subject to the defendant’s compliance with all terms” for obstructing a peace officer, a misdemeanor. Montesanta was also sentenced to six months in jail with a a $500 subject to compliance for criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. All sentences are to run concurrently. Montesanto was arrested April 20, 2016.

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