Wolf Point Herald

Tisha Reddog Arraigned On Drug, Other Charges

A Wolf Point woman arrested near the North Dakota state line was arraigned before District Judge David Cybulski on drug and other charges in 15th District Court Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Tisha Lee Reddog, 31, pleaded not guilty to felony charges of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and tampering with physical evidence, and misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer, driving a motor vehicle while the privilege to do so is suspended, operating a vehicle without liability insurance in effect and failure to dim high beam lights when less than 500 feet of an approaching vehicle.
About three grams of methamphetamine was found during a search, according to court documents.
The charging documents also allege that Reddog gave incorrect information, including her age.
A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s sergeant stopped Reddog driving slower than the posted speed limit and failing to dim a high beam headlight on U.S. Hwy. 2 near Bainville on Oct. 3.

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Reddog Arraigned On Drug, Other Charges

A Wolf Point woman arrested near the North Dakota state line was arraigned before District Judge David Cybulski on drug and other charges in 15th District Court Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Tisha Lee Reddog, 31, pleaded not guilty to felony charges of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and tampering with physical evidence, and misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer, driving a motor vehicle while the privilege to do so is suspended, operating a vehicle without liability insurance in effect and failure to dim high beam lights when less than 500 feet of an approaching vehicle.
About three grams of methamphetamine was found during a search, according to court documents.
The charging documents also allege that Reddog gave incorrect information, including her age.
A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s sergeant stopped Reddog driving slower than the posted speed limit and failing to dim a high beam headlight on U.S. Hwy. 2 near Bainville on Oct. 3.

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Man Accused Of Poplar Teacher Housing Meth Lab Pleads Guilty

One of the two people accused in a methamphetamine manufacturing operation in the basement of a house in the Poplar School District’s teacher housing withdrew previously entered not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty before District Judge David Cybulski in 15th District Court Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Monte Ray Walton, 35, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of precursors to dangerous drugs and endangering the welfare of children, both felonies.
The original charges were criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child and violation of a protective order - first offense.
Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant on the Poplar School District-owned house on the 400 block of Fourth Avenue West in July.
Walton and his wife, Amanda Walton, 32, were arrested as a result of evidence found during the drug raid.
The school district rented the house to a now former teacher and his wife at a subsidized rent, according to the RCSO. That teacher had allowed his daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Monte Walton, and their four children between the ages of three and 12 to live in the basement.
The former teacher and his wife have not been charged.
According to the RCSO, the Waltons moved to eastern Montana from New Mexico and lived in Plentywood before moving to Poplar. Monte Walton worked in the oilfields.
Amanda Walton is lodged in the Valley County Detention Center and is facing the same original charges.

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Man Accused In High-Speed Chase Enters Change Of Plea

One of the two men from Florida and Williston, N.D., that Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested in July following a high-speed chase that started in Culbertson and ended with deputies shooting the tires, withdrew previously entered not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to three felonies and one misdemeanor before District Judge David Cybulski in 15th District Court Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Kevyn Alan-Addison Johannesson, 26, Williston, N.D., pleaded guilty to theft, criminal mischief and criminal endangerment, all felonies, and misdemeanor fleeing from or eluding a peace officer.
RCSO deputies arrested Johannesson and Julian Tyler Baughman, 32, of Tampa, Fla., in a field near Culbertson on July 7.
According to charging documents, a deputy pursued Baughman who was driving a van on U.S. Hwy. 2 in Culbertson that had been reported stolen in Williston. Baughman attempted to elude the deputy and later exited the van and got into the passenger side of a pickup truck driven by Johannesson, who took the deputy on a chase with speeds reported as high as 80 mph that ended in a field after one deputy fired three shotgun blasts and another discharged two rounds with a rifle into the tires to disable the vehicle. Over $30,000 worth of stolen tools and equipment was recovered from the van, according to court documents. Both the van and the pickup were reported stolen from Williston.

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Mother, Daughter Arrested During Jail Visit

A mother and daughter acting suspiciously during a visit with the son and brother at the Roosevelt County Jail in October were arrested and charged with drug offenses. Both entered pleas during arraignments before District Judge David Cybulski in 15th District Court Wednesday, Nov. 18.
The mother, Sherry Ann Peles, and daughter, Christine Irene Falcon, both of Williston, N.D., and a juvenile male went to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 22 to visit Roosevelt County Jail inmate Christopher Hovey, 26, of Lansing, Mich., and Williston. He is reported to be the son of Peles and brother of Falcon.
According to the charging documents, an RCSO sergeant and a detention officer reported observing behaviors consistent with being under the influence. A metal marijuana pipe with decorative sequins was observed in an SUV the women had parked in the parking lot at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. There was also alleged to have been an odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle.
The pipe’s  bowl was filled with what appeared to be partially smoked marijuana.
Falcon gave permission for deputies to search her purse and told them there might be diabetic needles in the purse belonging to a friend with diabetes. Falcon later admitted that she injects methamphetamine and that there was a metal spoon and methamphetamine pipe in her purse, according to the charging documents.
Four used syringes, a cutoff metal spoon with white residue, a Q-Tip, a small glass pipe with white residue and black scorch marks, and a small plastic baggie with white powder and crystalline residue were found in the SUV, according to the charging documents.
Suspected drugs recovered from the vehicle were seized and tests indicated they were positive for methamphetamine and marijuana, according to the charging documents.
Falcon and Peles were arraigned separately dur-ing the same law and motion proceeding Nov. 18. Both pleaded not guilty to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both have been held on $5,000 bond.
Hovey also had a hearing during the same law and motion proceeding on Nov. 18 and withdrew from a plea agreement. Oct. 28, he had withdrawn previously entered not guilty pleas and entered guilty pleas.
Charges against Hovey are felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and misdemeanor criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the minutes of Hovey’s Nov. 16 hearing, the court and Roosevelt County Attorney’s Office do not know his current probation status in North Dakota. It was stated in court during a hearing in January that Hovey was wanted for parole violations in North Dakota.
Hovey has been held in the Roosevelt County Jail on $50,000 bond, which the court reduced to $25,000.
Hovey appeared Aug. 12 for a revocation hearing after failing to appear in court in March on a bench warrant to revoke bond for failing to comply with bail conditions. He had pleaded not guilty in January to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

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