Wolf Point Herald

One Sentenced In Drugs By Deception Case

The first of two people who pleaded guilty in the drugs by deception case that occurred at Roosevelt Medical Center in Cul-
bertson in June 2014, was sentenced in 15th District Court Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Judge David Cybulski sentenced Jesse Allan Gottschalk, 22, of Algonac, Mich., and recently of Culbertson, to a four-year deferred imposition of sentence with credit for time served in the Roosevelt County Jail and a $5,000 fine.
Gottschalk pleaded guilty under a plea agreement in September.
His accomplice, Shelby Rider, 22, of Algonac, Mich., and currently living in North Dakota, is awaiting sentencing. She withdrew a previously entered not guilty plea and pleaded guilty to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs in 15th District Court Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Gottschalk and Rider have both admitted in court that they together attempted to obtain drugs from Roosevelt Medical Center, June 25, 2014, by making false claims.
Both had entered not guilty pleas to felony possession of dangerous drugs and attempting to fraudulently obtain dangerous drugs Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Each have been free on $20,000 bond since August and both have signed waivers of extradition.
Gottschalk testified that he was legally prescribed drugs he later became addicted to after the death of his father.

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Legal Troubles Not Over For Drug-Carrying Amtrak Passenger

The man from Washington who faced three drug charges after Wolf Point Police removed him from an Amtrak train in June will spend more time in the Roosevelt County Jail and then face charges in Iowa.
District Judge David Cybulski revoked a five-year deferred imposition of sentence and granted credit for 81 days served in the Roosevelt County Jail to Dale Andrew Cooper, 38, of Bremerton, Wash., and recently of Wolf Point, Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Cooper will serve an additional 45 days in the Roosevelt County Jail while an interstate compact is completed allowing for transfer to Iowa, where there is another case against Cooper.
Cybulski found Cooper in violation of conditions of the deferred imposition of sentence on Jan. 14.
Cooper pleaded guilty in July to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, misdemeanor criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Wolf Point Man Sentenced For Beating Death

A federal judge sentenced a Wolf Point man to 14 years in federal prison for stomping and beating Laramie Wallace so violently that he died two days later.
Wallace, 47, died March 21, 2014 at Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus.
A second man was flown to a Billings hospital for treatment of severe injuries and a third man reportedly suffered a broken nose.
Great Falls United States District Court Judge Brian Morris sentenced Mervin Hale Jr., 42, to 168 months in prison, followed by a term of 4 years supervised release. Hale previously pleaded guilty to second degree murder.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Weiss told the court that Hale and another man had been on a drinking binge in the days prior to the beating. During the late night hours of March 18, 2014, Hale and the man went to the victim’s home where the victim lived with his girlfriend.
The investigation revealed that the victim had been sleeping in the bedroom when Hale called him out to the living room. Hale was agitated and pacing around before he started beating and stomping on the victim. The victim died two days later from significant traumatic internal injuries.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, Hale will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is released from prison. The case was investigated by the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Feb. 5, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence.)
As of Monday, Feb. 2, 18 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Valley County Detention Center was holding one female inmate 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 Monday, Jan. 26 and Monday, Feb. 2:
•Amos Bridges, 38, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs; criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest;
•Brandy M. Brown, 22, Poplar, driving under the influence and stop sign violation;
•Joel Campos, 37, Las Cruces, N.M., felony possession of dangerous drugs;  
•Dale A. Cooper, 38, Wolf Point, arrested on Roosevelt County warrant;
•Kristy Daugherty, 30, Wolf Point, awaiting transfer to the Montana Department of Corrections;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, partner/family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint, criminal endangerment;
•Melissa Gould, 34, Minot, N.D., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Amelia Hackman, 32, Scobey, issuing a bad check warrant, bonded out;
•Stuart Hamman, 26, Pensacola, Fla., contempt of court;
•Michael Dean Harrison, 52, Monticello, Utah, disorderly conduct;  
•Wendy Jo Herrerra, 41, Wolf Point, driving without a valid driver’s license, released;
•Matthew Hofer, 26, Great Falls, out-of-county warrant;
•Christopher Hovey, 25, Lansing, Mich., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Melissa Jewett, 32, Williston, ND., obstructing a peace officer, criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Joshua Jones, 36, Williston, N.D., criminal possession of dangerous drugs; criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Dustin Kinzie, 21, Wolf Point, contempt of court warrant;
•Jason Knight, 37; Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Darryl Lewis, 45, San Bernadino, Calif., criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lindquist,  Chattoroy, Wash., 41, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•Lisa Mundhenke, 42, San Diego, Calif., driving under the influence, failure to carry proof of insurance and operating with expired registration;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest, awaiting sentencing;
•Caleb Pendleton, 24, Wolf Point, driving while suspended and Wolf Point City Court warrant;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, awaiting transfer to the Montana Department of Corrections and Sheridan County hold;
•Brian B. Suggs, 33, Mesa, Ariz., driving under the influence, criminal endangerment, failure to carry proof of insurance, driving a motor vehicle while the privilege to do so is revoked and failure to stop immediately at property damage accident.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For Feb. 5, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
Jan. 26
4:41 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Helena Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Marion Dale Jr., 45, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
Jan. 27
2:14 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a possibly intoxicated driver and arrested Eugene Ryan, 21, of Poplar on a warrant.
2:30 p.m., officers responded to the Homestead Storage Units for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
5:12 p.m., officers responded to Sixth Avenue South and Eureka Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and cited Matthew Williams, 19, Seth Laverdure, 18, Dalton War Club, 19, and John Hawk, 19, all of Wolf Point, for minor in possession of alcohol.
8:13 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Idaho Street for a report of suspicious individuals. There were no reported losses. The investigation continued at press time.
11:49 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Fairweather Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress and arrested Royce Birdsbill Sr., 45, of Wolf Point for a warrant and resisting arrest.
Jan. 28
2:50 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Dayton Street for a report of a sexual assault and arrested Joseph Lee, 26, of Wolf Point for sexual assault.
2:25 p.m., officers assisted the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice in the arrest of Jason Dupree, 36, of Poplar for criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.
Jan. 29
2:03 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of shoplifting with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
2:30 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Fourth Avenue North for a report of vandalism to a residence with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
5:08 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar to remove an unwanted individual and arrested Deland Redboy, 28, of Wolf Point for disorderly conduct.
Jan. 30
11:37 p.m., officers responded to the Sherman Inn for a report of suspicious activity and arrested Crystal War Club, 29, of Wolf Point on a warrant.
Jan. 31
5:10 p.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on the 200 block of Benton Street and arrested Matthew Black Eagle, 51, of Wolf Point for driving under the influence, driving without a driver’s license and driving without insurance.
Feb. 1
12:32 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Custer Street for a report of a burglary with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
9:35 a.m., officers responded to the Homestead Inn for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
1:34 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Eureka Street for a report of vandalism and cited a 15-year-old male for criminal trespass and criminal mischief.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between. Jan. 26 and Feb. 1: checks of wellbeing, nine; civil standby, three; domestic disturbance, three; public assistance, seven; motor vehicle accidents, two; removal of unwanted individuals, nine; medical assistance, two; alarm, 13; assist other agency, one; unfounded reports, three; driving complaints, three; and school requested assistance, two.

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