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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Sept. 25

(Editor’s note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence to The Herald-News and The Searchlight to help keep the public informed and to illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
As of Monday Sept. 22, Valley County Detention Center was holding two female inmates and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Monday, Sept. 22:
•Adam Alonzo, 31, Williston, N.D./San Bernadino, Calif., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell;
•Malinda Bibb, 31, Minot, N.D., arrested on a warrant for bail condition violation, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;  
•Daniel Bressler, 19, Billings, arrested on a bench warrant;
•Michael Conant, 34,  McCabe, partner/family member assault, felony criminal mischief, felony assault on a peace officer;
•Scott Crain, 27 Froid, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing a peace officer and misdemeanor criminal mischief;
•John Dighans, 37, Poplar, criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Malcolm Goodbird, 44, Poplar, federal warrant, held and transported to Great Falls;
•Tina Houim, 50, Tioga, N.D., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI;
•Bruce Johnson, 57, Poplar, probation and parole violation;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out of county warrant;
•Nicolas Rios, 35; Wolf Point, federal warrant, held and transported to Great Falls;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer;
•Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Jared Weyrauch, 29, Wolf Point, probation and parole violation;
•Barry Wilson, 44, warrant for failure to do two days time;  
•Jason Wisespirit, 34, Poplar, tribal hold.

‘Minion’ Dress Up Day


Culbertson School had a “minion” dress up day last week in observance of Homecoming week.  (Submitted photo)

Hendrickson Performs In Orlando For Major Hotel Chain


Elizabeth Hendrickson of Culbertson performs on stage in Orlando, Fla.   (Submitted photo)

Elizabeth Hendrickson, a 2014 graduate of Culbertson High School, performed for the Wyndham Hotel Group’s annual convention at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 9.
She performed an inspirational country song titled The Climb by Miley Cyrus which was followed by a standing ovation.
Hendrickson was also presented roses by Franz Hanning, CEO of Wyndham.
The Wyndham Hotel Group requested that Hendrickson perform at their event after representatives from their company had seen her performance earlier this year at the Cipriani in New York, N.Y.
She was representing the SeriousFun Children’s Network, which actor Paul Newman founded in 1988. It is a growing global community of 30 camps worldwide and programs serving children with serious medical illnesses and their families. SeriousFun has served over 440,000 children and families from more than 50 countries since its inception.
Wyndham Hotel Group is a major annual contributor to the SeriousFun Network.
Hendrickson was also the KVCK Country Showdown first place winner at Wolf Point High School, Wednesday, July 9. She advanced to the Montana Eastern State Country Showdown Finals at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls, Friday, Aug. 1, where she finished in second place.
Hendrickson, the daughter of Wayne and Penny Hendrickson of Culbertson, is currently a freshman at Minot State University in Minot, N.D., majoring in music education with a minor in theater.

Commissioners Appoint Frederick Interim Sheriff In Wake Of Crawford Resignation


Jason Frederick will take office as Roosevelt County Sheriff three months before the next four-year sheriff’s term begins with his appointment as interim sheriff by a unanimous vote of the Roosevelt County Commissioners, Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Sheriff Freedom Crawford, 37, submitted a letter of resignation to the commissioners, Wednesday, Sept. 10, effective Oct. 1, more than one month prior to the fall election. Frederick will become sheriff Oct. 2.
Undersheriff John Summers will remain on the job. The undersheriff serves at the pleasure of the sheriff.
“[Frederick] has already told us he will appoint John Summers as undersheriff,” Commissioner Gary Macdonald said.
Frederick is a current deputy and former undersheriff.
Crawford, who sought a third term as sheriff, finished a distant second behind Frederick in a four-way primary race in June. The top two finishers face each other in November.
Crawford did not return a telephone call from The Herald-News.

Twomey Changes Plea To Guilty In Shotgun Incident At ‘Twight’s Bottom’

Cody Daniel Twomey, 20, of Culbertson withdrew previously entered not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment in 15th District Court, Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Twomey is alleged to have threatened another male with a shotgun and nearly hitting a person with a pickup truck he was driving.
He was arraigned Wednesday, Aug. 13, on charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, criminal endangerment and being under the influence of an intoxicating substance by a person under 21.
The alleged incidents occurred on June 22 at a party spot southwest of Cul-
bertson near the Missouri River that is nicknamed “Twights Bottom.”
Roosevelt County Undersheriff Sheriff John Summers reported that deputies responded to multiple 911 calls at about 3:30 a.m., reporting a male “flipping out and in possession of firearm.”
The caller reported that he had been threatening others with a shotgun, and that people at the party had taken the firearm away were restraining him.
A trial had been scheduled for Nov. 13.
A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered.