By Alan Sorensen
Two men admitted violating conditions of their releases and two other suspects pleaded guilty to crimes in 12th Judicial District Court during the last week.
Joseph Young Lodgepole, 19, Box Elder, admitted Aug. 17 that he failed to report to his probation officer in July and that he drove without a valid drivers license and smoked marijuana, all in violation of conditions of his release. Judge John Warner altered Lodgepoles previous 3-year deferred sentence for purse snatching to allow him to enroll in the Boot Camp rather than Job Corps program. The robbery occurred in the 600 block of Second Street on March 19.
Travis Standinghorn, 21, Havre, admitted last week to leaving a pre-release center early without permission on a sentence for dealing cocaine in Havre on Oct. 11, 1996. Standinghorn was sentenced to two years with the Department of Corrections with credit for two days in jail already served. Upon his release, Standinghorn must remain law-abiding, refrain from alcohol and street drug use, and pay a $400 fine.
David Lacey Joiner, 41, Stonefort, Ill., pleaded guilty last week to obtaining prescription drugs fraudulently at a Havre hospital on July 16, 1999. Joiner was sentenced to 364 days in jail with credit for time served. Joiner must remain law-abiding upon his release, go to a Billings mission, seek chemical dependency treatment, follow recommendations of his counselors, move to Illinois to be live with his mother as soon as he can, stay in Illinois, and keep the county attorney notified of his address.
Geraldine Gladue, 33, Havre, pleaded guilty Aug. 24 to assaulting a peace officer. The charge stemmed from an incident in Havre shortly after 9 p.m. May 13 in which Gladue pointed a gun at a Havre police officer. Judge Warner ordered a presentencing investigation and scheduled sentencing for 4 p.m. Sept. 23. The offense carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of not more than $50,000 plus a $20 prosecution fee and $5 surcharge.