By Alan Sorensen
Several people pleaded guilty or were sentenced in 12th Judicial District Court for their offenses recently.
John E. Emeigh, 44, Havre, pleaded guilty April 17 to assault on a minor. On Feb. 20, 2000 he beat a 13-year-old boy at a Havre residence. Emeigh was sentenced June 5 to five years in Montana State Prison. Emeigh was given credit for 19 days served and the judge suspended all but 30 days of the rest of the sentence. Emeigh also was ordered to pay $691.19 restitution and to comply with conditions of release.
William Fernando Huntley, 26, Bellingham, Wash., was found guilty by a jury on March 19 of two counts misdemeanor assault. He was given two concurrent sentences of 147 days in jail and given credit for time served, and must pay fees and surcharges. Huntley subsequently pleaded guilty to a plea agreement charge of misdemeanor intimidation, down from felony intimidation of a peace officer. The incidents leading to the charges occurred Nov. 25, 1999 at a bar in the 300 block of First Street.
Kim Jones, 43, Havre, pleaded guilty April 20 to assault with a weapon. Jones was sentenced earlier this month to five years in Montana State Prison with credit for nine days already served. Upon his release, Jones must have no contact with the victim. He must also complete treatment. Jones' charge stemmed from an incident on Nov. 25, 1999 at a Havre home in which he struck a woman repeatedly with a whisky bottle.
John Peter Todoroff, 35, Havre, pleaded guilty May 1 to three counts of criminal sale of dangerous drugs as the result of his arrest on Oct. 25, 1999 for selling methamphetamine to Tri-Agency Task Force informants. Todoroff was given three concurrent 3-year deferred imposition of sentences and fined $1,000. He also was ordered to pay surcharges and fees and told to comply with several conditions of release.
Judy Kaye Savage, 36, Havre, pleaded guilty May 4 to two counts of sale of dangerous drugs. The incidents occurred Jan. 21, 2000 at a Second Street residence in Havre. Savage was sentenced June 16 to seven years with the Department of Corrections on each count to run concurrently. She was given credit for 63 days served and the last five years of the sentence were suspended. Savage was given a curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily, made subject to random drug and alcohol testing and searches of her home, vehicle and person. She also was barred from having weapons and told to pay fees and surcharges.
Thomas R. Yallup, Jr., 18, Box Elder, pleaded guilty earlier this month to felony theft for stealing a Ford van from a Highland Park residence on Feb. 29, 1999. Yallup was sentenced as an adult to three years with the Department of Corrections with credit for 17 days served. The sentence was suspended on condition that Yallup pay $5,164 restitution, $120 per year supervisory fee, all fees and surcharges, remain law-abiding and comply with other conditions of release.
Gerald J. Lightfoot, 33, Havre, pleaded guilty May 31 to family member assault for assaulting his mother in March 2000. He had prior convictions for family member assault, both in 1992. The judge ordered a presentencing investigation and scheduled Lightfoot's sentencing for 1:30 p.m. July 6.
Kevin Lee Willnow, 30, Havre, pleaded guilty June 14 to one count criminal possession of dangerous drugs and one count partner assault. The incidents occurred Jan. 19, 2000 at a residence in the 1400 block of First Street. The judge ordered a presentencing investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. July 14.