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Man convicted in Blackfeet case gets 1 year for escape

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to an additional year in prison after the man escaped six months after being convicted for his role in defrauding a tribal youth...

Billings couple accused of breaking infant’s leg, ribs

(MTN News-BILLINGS) A pair of Billings parents is accused of assaulting their baby, beginning when the boy was just a few weeks old. A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Andrew McClure, 23, and...

Trial scheduled for Helena man who is accused of secretly videotaping girls

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) A February 2017 trial has been scheduled for a Helena man charged with four counts of sexual abuse of children. Scott Allen Sperle was arraigned in district court Wednesday morning. He...

18 year old appears in court after allegedly striking another person with wood

(HELENA) On Sunday, October 23, at 1:11 a.m, 18-year-old Selena Marie Lawrence was arrested after allegedly striking another person with a piece of wood. According to charging documents, police officers were dispatched to North Cooke Street...

Man pleads not guilty in 5-month-old baby death

Brandon Moss, 21, the man accused of killing a 5-month-old baby boy last November, pled not guilty in district court this morning. (MTN News photo) BOZEMAN - UPDATE: 10/26/16, 11:17 a.m. - Brandon Moss, 21, the...

Sentencing scheduled for East Helena man

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push();     (HELENA) The trial for an East Helena man accused of having sexual contact with three young girls has been dismissed. In December, Jeffery Sprague was arrested on a warrant...

Murder charges filed against Bozeman man in death of 5-month-old baby

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (MTN News-BOZEMAN) Murder charges were filed Monday in the death of a 5-month-old baby. According to court documents, Branden Moss killed the infant last November at the My Place Extended...

Bigfork man pleads guilty to 6th DUI after crashing truck through guardrail

(MTN News-BIGFORK) A Bigfork man has pleaded guilty to his sixth DUI following a crash in early October. 31-year-old Alex John Jungwirth pleaded guilty to a felony charge of driving under the influence in Flathead District Court...

Helena woman is accused of ramming a building with a car

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) A suspect accused of trying to run down three individuals and ramming a building with a car could spend 60-years in prison. Jordan Michelle Erickson-Griffin was arrested early...

Spokane woman arrested in Helena after she allegedly attempted to steal a car

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) A Tacoma, Washington suspect is accused of trying to steal a car on Sunday at 4:48 p.m. in Helena. According to court documents, police officers were dispatched to...

“Jane Doe” discovered in Wisconsin may be Montana native, according to chemical test

    (MTN News-BILLINGS) The remains of an unidentified woman that were found in Wisconsin nearly two decades ago recently underwent a chemical test that may link the woman to Montana. The body of "Jane Doe 1999" was...

Missoula woman accused of hitting child in DUI crash

  (MTN News-MISSOULA) A Missoula woman is accused of driving drunk and hitting a child with her car while she also had a child passenger in her vehicle. 49-year-old Wendy Elizabeth Chaussee faces several charges including negligent...

Montana City man charged with aggravated burglary

(MTN NEWS-HELENA) A Montana City man accused of breaking into a home and beating a resident has been charged with a felony. Chad John Christiansen of Montana City appeared via video in Justice Court on...

Bobby Neal wanted by GFPD in connection with high-speed chase

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) The Great Falls Police Department is asking for help in locating Bobby Neal, who is wanted for questioning in connection with a high-speed chase on Thursday morning. In a press release on Thursday...

Suspect leads police on high-speed chase in Great Falls

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Police were led on a high-speed chase in Great Falls early Thursday, and are still searching for the suspect. According to the Great Falls Police Department, the driver has been identified as Bobby...

Hamilton man accused of DUI hit-and-run crash while 3X legal limit

(MTN News-HAMILTON) A Hamilton man is accused of getting into a hit-and-run accident while driving with a blood alcohol content over three times the legal limit. 26-year-old Robert Stewart Mackey faces four charges including criminal endangerment and...

Man carrying explosive, 3 knives arrested in Billings

(MTN News-BILLINGS)  Billings police successfully detained a man who had three knives and an improvised explosive device in his possession on Tuesday afternoon. Neighbors reported a disturbance followed by a possible gunshot on the 400...

Dad who took kids from state custody gets deferred sentence

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man who helped his wife abduct their children from state custody has been given a deferred sentence. 35-year-old Donald Stratton on Monday was given a three-year deferred sentence for custodial...

Deer Lodge prison guard sentenced for accepting bribes

Press Release-HELENA – Martin Reap, 25, of Deer Lodge, Montana, was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment by United States District Court Judge Sam Haddon on...

Butte man denies federal charges in credit union robbery

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 39-year-old Butte man who had been charged in state court with robbing a Billings credit union in September is now being charged in federal court. David Lee Brown Jr. pleaded...

Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for James Ernest Link

(MTN News-BILLINGS) The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for James Ernest Link. Link, 53, is wanted by the Montana Violent Offender Task Force based on a felony probation...

Trial begins for Fairview man accused of killing missing Kalispell woman

    SIDNEY - Almost four years after a Kalispell woman went missing during a trip to visit her boyfriend in Fairview, jurors were selected Monday for the murder trial against the woman’s boyfriend. Cody Johnston, 36, is...

Former Crow Tribe comptroller admits embezzling $30,000

 (MTN News-BILLINGS) A Billings comptroller hired by the Crow Indian Tribe for audit work in 2013 pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to embezzling $30,000 from the tribe. Karla MacCatherine, 43, pleaded guilty in U.S. District...

Thousands seek to impeach Glasgow judge who sentenced child rapist to probation

  (MTN News-GLASGOW) Outrage continued to grow Friday over the probationary sentence imposed for a Glasgow man who admitted he raped a 12-year-old girl. More than 2,800 people have signed an online petition that went up Thursday night calling...

3 men admit to federal charges for possessing 10 pounds of meth intended for...

Angel Guzman-Banderos, 28, Alfonso Banderas-Martinez, 23, and Luis Felipe Lopez-Rojas, 24 (MTN News-BILLINGS) The three men accused of transporting more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine through Stillwater County admitted Thursday that they had planned to sell the...