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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Oct. 16

(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 Tuesday, Oct. 14, 13 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. 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, Oct. 7 and Tuesday, Oct. 14:
•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;
•Brandon Bigham, 30, Minot, N.D., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell; criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Scott Crain, 27 Froid, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing a peace officer and misdemeanor criminal mischief;
•Kyle Crush, 51, Bain-ville, driving while suspended and driving without insurance, bonded out;  
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, partner family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint, criminal endangerment;
•Gary Jones, 44, Madisonville, Tenn., assault on a peace officer;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out-of-county warrant;
•Julie Olson, 41, Boise, Idaho, driving under the influence, bonded out;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Kelly Severson, 47, Saco, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•William Earl Thomas, 31, Bakersfield, Calif., failure to drive on the right side of roadway; driving while suspended, driving while suspended or revoked, bonded out;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer;
•Scott Varner, 22, Crawfordville, Fla., criminal possession with intent to distribute;
•Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

New Sheriff Sworn In


Wolf Point Justice Court Judge Tracy Harada administers the oath of office to new Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick (right) and undersheriff John Summers for his new term with the new administration, Thursday, Oct. 2.  The county commissioners appointed Frederick to take office about one month prior to the election following the resignation of Sheriff Freedom Crawford that was effective Wednesday, Oct. 1.  (Photo by John Plestina)

Commissioners OK Tribal Officers To Be Deputized For Animal Control In Culbertson, Bainville, Froid Areas

The Roosevelt County Commissioners approved several changes for the sheriff’s office Monday, Oct. 6.
The changes included an agreement for the Fort Peck Tribes to provide animal control services throughout much of the county.
Tribal animal control would be certified to provide services off the reservation, including in the Culbertson, Bainville and Froid areas. The agreement allows Sheriff Jason Frederick to deputize tribal animal control officers to work in non-reservation areas in the eastern part of the county.
The agreement includes tribal animal control services for the Roosevelt County Health Department.
Other approved changes for the sheriff’s office included the promotion of Corey Reum to chief deputy and several other promotions and new hires. Reum will work under Frederick and undersheriff John Summers.
In other business, the commissioners approved an easement allowing Oasis Petroleum to bore water, gas, oil and communication lines under Montana Secondary Hwy. 327.
Commission presiding officer Duane Nygaard said Oasis is aware that the Montana Department of Transportation plans construction to realign and repair Hwy. 327 with expected completion in 2017.
The commissioners also approved a request by ONEOK, Inc., a Tulsa, Okla., based natural gas company, to bore gas lines under County Road 1018, also near Bainville.
In another matter, the commissioners signed an agreement with the Fort Peck Tribes for shared use of the Jim Shanley Public Library in Poplar.

Big Muddy FFA Livestock Results At Sidney



The first photo is the first-place livestock team, Ashton Handy, Emily Nielsen, McKade Mahlen and Chase Kilzer. The second picture is the third-place JV team, Tessa Larsen, Dakota Shelton and Jacob Martin. The third photo is Samantha Fellman receives first place for agronomy. (Submitted photos)

Culbertson FFA had a good day in Sidney for the Big Muddy FFA Livestock and Agronomy Career Development Event.
The varsity livestock team received a first-place plaque with individual pins going to: Ashton Handy, second; Emily Nielsen, eighth; McKade Mahlen, ninth; and Chase Kilzer, 20th.
The JV livestock team received a third-place plaque consisting of: Dakota Shelton, third place; Tessa Larsen, fifth; Jacob Martin, sixth; and Cassie Lucas, 10th.  
The varsity agronomy team did well with a second-place plaque and individual pins going to: Samantha Fellman, first; Renee` Granada, fifth; Adam Buxbaum, 12th; and Wyatt Shelton, 20th.
The junior varsity agronomy received a first-place plaque and individual pins go to: Abby Ator, first; Macy Kirk­aldie, second; Sierra Machart and Ty Schneekloth, tied for fifth.

RMC Recognizes Physician’s Assistants


Roosevelt Medical Center honored Jay Lambert and Elizabeth Kleppen on National Physicians Assistant Day, Monday, Oct. 6.
Physicians assistants are recognized during the week of Oct 6-12 for the contributions they make to medical care. PAs work under the supervision of a physician to conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, prescribe medications and counsel on preventive heath practices.
Lambert graduated from  Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, Calif., and began his career as a PA at RMC on March 1, 2005.
Kleppen, a graduate of the University of North Dakota, has been a stabilizing force at RMC since July 24, 1996.
The profession of physician’s assistant was created in 1965 by Dr. Eugene Stead at Duke Medical Center. The first physician assistants graduated from Duke University on Oct. 6, 1967.
Roosevelt Medical Center’s staff and board of directors have expressed their gratitude to Lambert and Kleppen, and supervising physician Don Helland, and their families for the support and care they give to our patients and communities.