Inmate Offense Roster
Monday, November 28th
All charges are misdemeanors unless specified as a felony. This list of inmates reflects solely those detained on the date listed above and does not reflect those who have since been arrested or released.
Bohn, Eric E.
Charged with two felony counts drug/narcotic violations and two counts drug equipment violations. LCJC.
Buford, Jason D.
Charged with simple assault, kidnapping/abduction, and felony forcible fondling. LCJC.
Chartier, Casey J
Charged with felony all other offenses and intimidation. LCJC.
Clarke, Tara C.
Charged with felony all other offenses.
Craig, Michelle L.
Charged with two counts all other offenses.
Edwards, Matthew A.
Charged with felony aggravated assault and six counts traffic offense. LCJC.
Fitzgerald, Kelly P.
Charged with all other offenses. LCDC.
Gile, Robert W.
Charged with felony intimidation. LCJC.
Graham, Jeffrey W.
Charged with all other offenses.
Heil, Joseph D.
Charged with felony intimidation and all other offences. LCJC.
Herzog, Halie M.
Charged not classified.
Hutt, James V.
Charged with felony all other offenses.
Lefell, David D.
Charged with all other offenses. LCJC.
McCully, Cole D.
Charged with drug/narcotic violations, felony all other offenses, and three counts all other offenses. LCJC.
Osborn, Ty R.
Charged with felony aggravated assault and driving under the influence. LCJC.
Pefferman, Travis W.
Charged with intimidation.
Peterson, Jonathan J.
Charged with felony intimidation, felony simple assault, simple assault, all other offenses, and disorderly conduct. LCJC.
Redl, Joseph A.
Charged with all other offenses, felony drug/narcotic violations, drug equipment violations, and traffic offense. LCJC.
Reid, James L.
Charged with simple assault.
Seaman, Garry D.
Charged with two counts felony murder and non-negligent manslaughter. LCJC.
Teeple, William T.
Charged with all other offenses, felony aggravated assault, and simple assault. LCJC.
Waldron, Guy E.
Charged with felony drug/narcotic violations, felony all other offenses, drug equipment violations, and driving under the influence.
State Canvassers Declare 2022 Election Results Official
Submitted by Montana Free Press
Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced Tuesday that representatives from three state offices have completed their canvass of the 2022 election and declared each candidate who received the most votes on Nov. 8 officially elected.
“Thank you to the canvass board for completing this important procedure outlined in Montana election law,” Jacobsen said in her announcement. “The state canvass is an essential step in the process of certifying Montana’s General Election results.”
The decision by the Board of State Canvassers, which is composed of representatives from the offices of Attorney General Austin Knudsen, Superintendent Elsie Arntzen and State Auditor Troy Downing, marks the final step in the 2022 electoral process. In the weeks between Nov. 8 and Tuesday’s announcement, state and local election officials engaged in a series of post-election procedures designed to ensure the accuracy of this year’s results. Those steps included a random selection by the Board of State Canvassers of which precincts would be audited in 44 counties, followed by hand-count audits of those precincts to confirm that electronic tabulating machines functioned properly. Ten counties that don’t use tabulating machines were exempt from the audit, as were two counties — Cascade and Sanders — that faced possible recounts in individual races. County officials also conducted their own local canvasses prior to the Thanksgiving holiday and reported their results to Jacobsen’s office.
This week also generated another nugget of post-Election Day news: the results of a recount in the Cascade County Clerk and Recorder race. After a Nov. 14 count of provisional ballots, Democratic incumbent Rina Moore trailed Republican challenger Sandra Merchant by 30 votes. Merchant’s victory was confirmed Monday in a recount that put her 36 votes ahead.
The other potential recount in Montana involved a ballot measure in Sanders County proposing a 3% local tax on medical marijuana sales, which reported an election night differential of only two votes. That later expanded to 13 votes in the secretary of state’s unofficial results, with 3,250 voters opposing the measure and 3,237 supporting it. According to Sanders County Election Administrator McKenna Wallace, citizens had five days after the county’s Nov. 22 canvass to file a petition signed by at least 10 electors, but no such petition was received. As such, no recount took place, and the ballot measure failed.
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