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May 25, 2016





Nathan Bouton plead guilty to stealing property from O'rielly Auto Parts and Shipton’s Big R, yesterday, May 24th 2016, in Judge Todd’s courtroom, knowing he could be given a different sentence on July 22, 2016 in Gustafson’s courtroom. Gustafson could give him a maximum of 20 years for his crime of theft by deception. He received a 6 year differed sentence from Judge Todd and released on the assumption he would show up for his court date with Gustafson.



This man the Court considered a persistent felony offender on May 24,2016. He owed substantial restitution upwards the amounts of 20,000 dollars, over $19,000 to Streeter Brothers Properties and $1,000 to Parks Martial Arts Studio. The defense tried to ask that he not be ordered to pay fine because he has no money to pay. Judge Gregory Todd gave him on Count 1 a 10 year suspended sentence as a persistent felony offender, on counts 2 &3 a 5 year suspended sentenced with the Department of corrections and dismissed count 4. These are to run consecutively and he will pay restitution to both Streeter Bros. and Parks Martial Arts.   

Tasmia Wilson Bear Don’t Walk is pregnant while incarcerated and wants to give temporary custody to her brother who is not incarcerated. She asked the court to release her so she could do so while not in custody at the Montana State Prison.  Her motion to leave incarceration was denied because it was found she could obtain what she wanted while in custody.


Tierney Walby had a bench warrant with a 10,000 consecutive bond and is to be in front of Judge Souza on June 30, 2016. She was brought in today on charges of theft by embezzlement (Common Scheme) felony.



 Terrance Williams felony probation, pled guilty to felony probation with a recommended sentence of 5 years. He was sentenced to 2 years with the DOC and to be enrolled in the Nexus program with a $500 fine. This sentence will run consecutively with a prior 2 year sentence.



 Zacharias Hernandez changed his plea from not guilty to guilty submitted was a three page document in which he waived his constitutional rights after his conviction. He was in court for a drug possession charge and was facing a five year prison sentence with a $50,000 fine. He is to appear before Judge Knisely and she will not need to give him the minimum sentence. He has had a possession of meth charge and failure to appear for PSI in the past yet was released in good faith providing that he would show up this time before Knisely. If he does not show a warrant will be issued.



 Karen Stevens most recent arrest has had incarcerated for 15 days, she mentioned she has suffered a back injury and is in a considerable amount of pain. She has already violated the terms of her agreement as a persistent felony offender. The defense recommended rehab but to due to her financial difficulties wants to have it court ordered. Karen stated, “I have been addicted to drugs since I was 17 and I think having the opportunity to for treatment will help.” Judge Todd replied to her that wanting treatment is a step in the right direction. She was sentenced to 5 years as a persistent felon and is to pay a $2,000 fine for count 1, count 2 6 months jail suspended, and a $500 fine for count 3. Count 4 was dismissed. She will receive treatment at passages or another recommended treatment facility.


Roberta Quinterra-Contreraz was before Judge Todd for forgery, exploitation of an old person, and theft in the 2nd degree.  She had violated her last parole officer’s orders of not working in bars and casinos. She was recently working at the Gold Nugget Casino. Counts 1 and 3 were dismissed and she will receive a 5 years suspended sentence with the DOC, pay a $500 fine, and complete a rehabilitation program. She will also have to “write a letter of apology” says the Judge as well as pay restitution to Yellowstone Bank and do community service.


Wayne Sherwin Fox committed two counts of assault aggravated assault and partner/family member assault. His fine was reduced to $30,000 from $40,000. There was a $25,000 bond set and he must comply with GPS through alternatives.



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