By Ron VandenBoom
Four people appeared in 12th Judicial District Court recently to be sentenced or to enter guilty pleas.
Katherine Lavonne Head, 41, of Big Fork, was sentenced recently to six months in jail all suspended and ordered to pay a fine of $300 plus restitution of $280 plus a 10-percent administration fee for misdemeanor theft. Head is also required to pay prosecution, victim, and surcharge fees.
Head was accused of having taken a chair and VCR from the Bear Paw Youth Guidance home on May 26, 1999.
Roxanne Rose Seymore, 32, of Havre, pleaded guilty and was given a one-year-and-one-day deferred imposition of sentence and ordered to pay supervision fees, register as a violent offender, and pay a victim fee for partner or family member assault. The charges stemmed from an altercation that occurred on Nov. 20, 1999.
Paul D. Johnson, 20, of Havre, admitted to the court that he possessed dangerous drugs and possessed drug paraphernalia while on probation. He also admitted that he consumed alcoholic beverages and had contact with minors under the age of 16. Johnson also admitted that he failed to report to his probation officer.
The court ordered a continuance of Johnson's three-year deferred imposition of sentence and gave him credit for time served from Feb. 12 to June 1, 1999. The court added the condition that Johnson sign a voluntary statement that he will enter the Boot Camp Program. If Johnson enters the program and successfully completes it, he can then request of the court that his sentence be lowered. Johnson signed the statement.
Johnson had been placed on probation after pleading guilty to criminal possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and for sexual assault.
Sean Salmon, 22, of Havre was sentenced to one year all suspended in the Hill County Detention Center and fined $500 for misdemeanor theft. Salmon also must pay surcharges. The court ordered that he receive credit for 11 days served.
Salmon, who expects to leave Havre, was required to provide the Hill County Attorney with his address and phone number prior to his leaving or by the end of February.
Salmon was accused of making several withdrawals from his roommate's bank account using the roommate's ATM card. The withdrawals amounted to $1,860 between the months of September and November 1999.