Wolf Point Herald

Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Dec. 10, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence to help keep the public informed and to illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility. Names on the jail roster are those of everyone incarcerated and persons booked into the jail during the previous week and does not necessarily mean there is a new charge or conviction. Some individuals might be serving time for a previous conviction.)
As of Monday, Dec. 7, 13 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Valley County Detention Center was holding three females and one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Monday, Nov. 30, and Monday, Dec. 7:
•Frank Baker, 33, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•James Burpee, 42,
Bainville, partner or family member assault;  
•Jason Daugherty, 37, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs [two counts], criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted assault on a peace officer or judicial officer and resisting arrest;
•Christopher L. Hovey, 26, Williston, N.D., out-of- county warrant;
•Kevyn Johannesson, 26, Williston, N.D., fleeing or eluding a peace officer, criminal endangerment and obstructing a peace officer;
•Lavern Knoble, 53, Poplar, felony theft;
•John Kramer, 31, Williston, N.D., disorderly conduct and obstructing a peace officer;
•John Menz, 31, Poplar, driving under the influence, criminal child, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal endangerment, driving under the influence  - detectable level of intoxication and driver under the influence of any drug [narcotics.];
•Adam Meyer, 36, Wolf Point, probation violation;
•Jesse Rodrigues, 24, Wolf Point, criminal contempt warrant;
•Jim Simpson, 47, Culbertson, driving under the influence - first offense;
•Benjamin Smith, 37, Williston, N.D., out-of- county warrant;
•Monte Walton, 35, Poplar, endangering the welfare of a child, violation of a protective order, first offense, criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Calling Savvy Hoopsters To Elks Hoop Shoot

It’s almost time for another Elks Hoop Shoot competition and the Wolf Point Elks Lodge is hoping to attract free throw virtuosos from around the area.
The local Elks Hoop Shoot free throw competition will be held in the Wolf Point High School gym Saturday, Dec. 19, with registrations at 10 a.m. and competition beginning at 11 a.m.
It is part of the Elks National Hoop Shoot free throw competition for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 with opportunities for savvy free throw shooters to turn their shooting skills into advancement by age group and gender to the regional competition at Sidney Middle School Jan. 9.
From there, the top finishers go onto the Montana state contest at Sleeping Giant Middle School in Livingston on Feb. 6. The national finals will be in Chicago, Ill., April 14-16. The national finals were held in Massachusetts the past several years.
The competition is divided into six groups by age and gender for ages 8 and 9, 10 and 11, and 12 and 13. Contestants are assigned an age group based on the age that he or she will be on April 1.
Wolf Point Elks Lodge No. 1764 is asking schools to promote participation in the local Hoop Shoot competition and is hoping as many schools as possible will hold trials prior to Dec. 19.
Qualifying contestants are eligible for the Wolf Point Hoop Shoot if they attend school in Wolf Point [including Frontier Elementary School], Poplar, Frazer, Brockton, Culbertson, Bainville, Vida or Circle.
There are opportunities for local winners to advance. Many state and national champions have come from small communities. Matt McCoy of Plentywood won the national finals in the boys’ ages 8-9 competition in 2002. There were national winners from Livingston in 2014, Big Timber in 2010 and Anaconda in 2009.
Hoop Shoot is free to all participants and provides youth an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed. Hoop Shoot information has been sent to the schools.

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Ice Fog

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Dense freezing fog with visibility near zero in some areas left a postcard-like scene in Wolf Point Monday, Nov. 30. The National Weather Service at Glasgow issued an advisory for the Hi-Line from Poplar to Malta.  The first photo was taken on Second Avenue South looking south from the Roosevelt County Courthouse.  The second picture was taken on the 500 block of Benton Street.  (Photos by John Plestina)

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Camper Fire

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Fire destroyed this camper trailer in a driveway of a house on the corner of Granville Street and Fourth Avenue South Tuesday, Dec. 1. The fire threatened the house a few feet away. No injuries were reported. The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire that was reported to the Roosevelt County 911 Dispatch Center at 10:04 a.m. The Wolf Point Police Department, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Northeast Montana Health Services ambulance also responded.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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Sullivan Becomes New Deputy County Attorney

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Anna Rose Sullivan

A law school classmate of former Roosevelt County deputy attorney Jordan Knudsen, who resigned in late October to go into private practice, replaced him Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Anna Rose Sullivan is the new deputy county attorney. She was born and raised in Butte and earned her undergraduate degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.
Sullivan moved to Wolf Point in June 2014 to work for Fort Peck Tribal Court as a public defender. At the time, she was the only attorney working for the tribal court. She has since moved on to private practice in the office of Wolf Point attorney Terrance Toavs, which is located on Second Avenue South across from the Roosevelt County Courthouse.
“I just thought I would walk across the street,” Sullivan said.
“It’s just another skill set,” she said.
“The ultimate theory behind the job is to protect people’s rights,” Sullivan said.
“I feel real lucky that I found my way to this part of the state. I feel like it’s a misunderstood area The people here are really genuine,” she said. “I’m going to stay in the area.”
Sullivan and Knudsen, who is from Culbertson, went to Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana in Missoula a few years ago.
Knudsen served as deputy county attorney since 2013. He is the brother of attorney and Montana House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson.

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