Former Chippewa Cree Tribal Chair arrested for violating protection order

Former Chippewa Cree Tribal Chairman Kenneth Blatt St. Marks was arrested Wednesday by Hill County deputies for violating an order of protection filed by his ex-wife, Thursday’s Hill County Sheriff’s dispatch log says.

Karen St. Marks, ex-wife of Kenneth St. Marks, called the deputies at 4:13 p.m Wednesday and he was arrested on Highway 87, the log says.

A notice to appear from the sheriff’s office says Kenneth St. Marks must appear in Hill County Justice Court at 8 a.m. Monday, March 12. No other details about Wednesday’s arrest were provided.

Karen St. Marks filed a complaint against Kenneth St. Marks at or about Jan. 30, a complaint filed with the Chippewa-Cree Tribal Court says.

The complaint says Karen St. Marks stated that Kenneth St. Marks had called her and visited her on a daily basis and came to her home, despite an order of protection in place against him.

Rocky Boy Police Officer Thomas Parisian took pictures of numerous phone calls Kenneth St. Marks had made to her.

A remand order from the Tribal Court says Kenneth St. Marks was held at the Rocky Boy Detention Center and plead not guilty to charges of stalking at a Feb. 6 arraignment.

Tribal Judge Billie Jo Coffee imposed a $250 cash bond before St. Marks could be released, the order says.

Reporting by Havre Daily News