By Ron VandenBoom
Five people appeared in 12th Judicial District Court recently to be sentenced or enter guilty pleas.
Joseph Dale St. Dennis, 32, of Havre, had his suspended sentence revoked and was sentenced to the Montana State Prison for four years with credit for 30 months. The court stayed execution of the sentence to allow the defendant time to get his affairs in order before reporting to the Hill County Detention Center.
St. Dennis' suspended sentence was revoked because he violated the terms of his sentence by leaving his assigned area without permission, had possessed a firearm, and continued to use street drugs.
Myron L. Brown, 31, of Havre, pleaded guilty to fourth offense driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and driving without a driver's license.
On count one, Brown was sentenced to one year and one day in the Montana State Prison and probation for one additional year. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 plus all fees and surcharges. While on probation, he will be subject to the usual rules, plus he will not be allowed to drive a car without a valid driver's license, will not be allowed to use alcohol or street drugs.
On count two, Brown received a sentence of six months in jail.
The court ordered both sentences to run concurrently. Brown received credit for 37 days served.
Julie Ann Morsette, 19, of Havre, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of dangerous drugs and was given a three-year deferred imposition of sentence subject to her entering and completing the Boot Camp program. She will be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections with all the conditions listed in the pre-sentencing investigation. If she does not complete, or is not accepted into the Boot Camp program, the court will review the matter. She was given credit for 89 days served and remanded to the Hill County Sheriff to await placement.
Morsette was found with methamphetamine at a residence in the 200 block of 11th Street on Oct. 12, 1999.
Jeff Blaine Dolphay, 22, of Havre, was sentenced to the Montana Department of Corrections for placement in an appropriate facility for six years with the recommendation he enter the Boot Camp program. Dolphay pleaded guilty to one count of criminal mischief for causing damage to property belonging to Tamiette House Moving in excess of $1,000 on Nov. 23, 1999.
Dolphay was given credit for 16 days served with the last year of the sentence suspended. The court ordered that normal conditions of parole apply. The defendant was remanded to the Department of Corrections for execution of the sentence.
John William Anderson, 50, of Havre, was sentenced to 10 days in jail, all suspended, and fined $350 for DUI. The court ordered Anderson to attend ACT classes and pay all sur-charges. The court also recommended that he receive a probationary driver's license.