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Several Appear In 15th District Court Jan. 28

Judge David Cybulski heard several cases during Law and Motion proceeding in 15th District Court Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Christopher Hovey
Christopher Lee Hovey, 25, of Lansing, Mich., pleaded not guilty to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia during an arraignment that was continued from Jan. 14 because he said at that time that he had never spoken to the public defender.
Hovey is wanted for parole violations in North Dakota.
Cybulski granted own recognizance release, but only to North Dakota authorities. Hovey will be returned to Roosevelt County later this year following several months incarceration in North Dakota that includes a substance abuse component.
Robert Lindquist
Assistant Roosevelt County Attorney Jordan Knudsen made a motion to declare Robert Lindquist, 41, of Chattoroy, Wash., a persistent felony offender during an omnibus hearing, which could result in enhanced sentences.
Lindquist charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
During December, Lindquist was sentenced for driving under the influence to six months in jail with 60 days suspended, credit for 65 days previously served in the Roosevelt County Jail and a $5,000 fine with $4,000 suspended.
A trial scheduled for Feb. 12 was continued. A new trial date has not been set.
Delynn Richards
Delynn Ray Richards, 48, of Sidney and Idaho Falls, Idaho, pleaded not guilty to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and a stop sign violation during an arraignment that was continued from Jan. 14.
A trial is scheduled for April 16.
Cybulski agreed on Jan. 14 to release Richards on his own recognizance allowing him to return to work.

Froid/Medicine Lake Speech And Drama Places At Divisionals


The Froid/Medicine Lake speech and drama team took third place for Class C schools in the Eastern B-C Divisional meet in Plentywood Saturday, Jan. 24. Pictured are (from left to right) Patrick Kjelshus and Cassandra Kintyhtt.  (Submitted photo)

The Froid/Medicine Lake speech and drama team took third place for Class C schools in the Eastern B-C Divisional meet in Plentywood Saturday, Jan. 24.
Presenting from Medicine Lake was Chris Ballkian, who made a good showing with his SOI performance.
Presenting from Froid were Veronica Orcutt, Jeannie Schneider and Patrick Kjelshus, who did wonderfully with their HOI pieces, and Cassandra Kintyhtt, who did a terrific Serious Solo performance.
Kintyhtt placed sixth and Kjelshus finished third. Both will compete at the state meet in Ennis this coming weekend.

Geography Bee


Froid Public School held the annual Geography Bee, Friday, Jan. 16, with 32 students in grades four through eight. Pictured is fifth-grader Ella Taylor, who was the winner. She is the daughter of Ken and Heather Taylor. The runner-up was fourth-grader Courtney Hofman and eighth-grader Hunter Krogedal received third place.  (Submitted photo)

Roosevelt County Arrests Last Of 40-Member East Coast Drug Ring


The last fugitive from a 40-member East Coast heroin and cocaine ring was caught following a traffic stop near Bainville Sunday, Jan. 25.
Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick O’Connor and Deputy Chelbi Brugh became suspicious after they stopped a car with North Dakota license plates about 2 a.m.
Sheriff Jason Frederick said the North Dakota man driving the car was not wanted but the passenger was a high-profile federal fugitive wanted on drug charges in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, Pa. A warrant had been issued for her in October 2014.
She was identified as Misha Marie Canon, 48, of San Bernardino, Calif.
Frederick said Canon was acting suspicious when O’Connor approached the car.
“He [O’Connor] got her out of the car and started interviewing her. She originally lied about her name,” Frederick said.
He said O’Connor obtained permission from the driver to search his car and found a Social Security card with Canon’s name on it.
O’Connor then conducted a search on his cell phone on an Internet search engine that produced a story about Canon that was published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in October 2014.
Canon was arrested and lodged temporarily in the Roosevelt County Jail.
Frederick said the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted him Sunday, Jan. 25, notifying him that she would be immediately transported to Great Falls.
The majority of the 39 other people involved in the case were arrested on drug and gun charges following a two-year federal investigation of activities that included drug shipments from California to Pittsburgh.

Second Bakken Death Reported

The first two weeks of 2015 brought two Bakken Oilfield deaths.
An employee of C&D Oilfield Services was found dead on a catwalk on an oil well tank battery near Dickinson, N.D., Thursday, Jan. 15, one day after another man died near Mandaree, N.D.
The man who died Jan. 15 was gauging the tank setup at a Denbury Resources well site between Dickinson and Manning. He has not been identified.
On Jan. 14, Legendary Field Services owner Wes Herrmann of Watford City, N.D., died of burn injuries and another man was injured when a fire started on a heater-treater unit at a QEP Resources well site near Mandaree.
The North Dakota State Medical Examiner’s office is investigating the cause of the recent death.
Both fatalities are under investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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