By Alan Sorensen
A former Montana State University-Northern Skylight point guard pleaded guilty May 23 in 12th Judicial District Court to criminal endangerment. Bobbi L. Remus, 23, Havre, admitted striking another woman in the head with a beer bottle at a bar in the 200 block of First Street on Feb. 24. The victim required medical attention.
According to court documents, the other woman complained that beer splattered on her leg when Remus intentionally spilled some beer on the barroom floor. Remus reportedly struck the woman in the head with the beer bottle after the woman refused to apologize for getting upset and calling Remus' behavior rude.
The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for 10 a.m. July 23.
The maximum penalty for the offense is up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 plus a $20 prosecution fee, $10 domestic violence fee and $5 surcharge.
A few other people pleaded guilty or were sentenced for offenses in 12th Judicial District Court recently
Donita Marie Herrera, 35, Butte, pleaded guilty May 16 to criminal sale of dangerous drugs. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and her sentencing was scheduled for 10 a.m. June 18. Herrera admitted selling cocaine to a confidential informant with the Tri-Agency Task Force at a Havre bar on Jan. 28.
William Joe Skidmore, 20, Fort Belknap, admitted four violations May 17 of his conditions of release on a suspended sentence. The judge revoked Skidmore's suspended sentence and ordered him to serve out the sentence at Montana State Prison. He gave Skidmore credit for time served at Boot Camp, pre-release center, chemical dependency center and jail. The court recommended that Skidmore be screened for a pre-release center. The judge added that Skidmore could petition the court for review of the sentence should he be accepted to and successfully complete Boot Camp. Skidmore had pleaded guilty Sept. 14, 1999 to assault, criminal mischief and resisting arrest for an incident in the 1100 block of Third Street on July 31, 1999. He attacked a man with a garden rake, broke a window and ran from police.
Garrick Ferguson, 28, Box Elder, pleaded guilty May 23 to felony theft for making false claims to the Montana Unemployment Insurance Division between April 12, 1997 and April 24, 1998. Ferguson was given a 3-year deferred imposition of sentence and ordered to pay $2,095.18 restitution.