By Alan Sorensen
Five people appeared in 12th Judicial District Court during the past couple of weeks to enter pleas to or to be sentenced for misdemeanors, felonies, or traffic offenses.
Larry Lee Boe, 35, Havre, pleaded guilty Sept. 7 to partner assault second offense, a misdemeanor. Boe appeared for sentencing on Sept. 14 and was sentenced to one year in jail with all but 45 days suspended. He was given credit for eight days already served and told to comply with conditions of release as described in his plea agreement. He was ordered to pay a $450 fine.
Shawn Tyler Gilbreath, 19, Box Elder, pleaded guilty Sept. 10 to burglary. The charge was brought when Gilbreath was caught hiding inside the Rocky Boy Health Board building at about 1:30 a.m. on July 1. He was allegedly using the boards computers to log onto an Internet pornography site. A presentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing was scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 27. He could get up to 20 years in prison and be fined as much as $50,000 plus a $20 prosecution fee and $5 surcharge.
Scott Alan Hurd, 21, Havre, pleaded guilty to burglary last week for a burglary to a beer warehouse on Highway 2 West in Havre on June 25 in which 50 to 60 cases of beer were stolen. A presentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15. Hurd faces a prison sentence of up to 20 years and a fine not to exceed $50,000 plus a fee and surcharge.
Cheryl Lynn Tipton, 34, Havre, pleaded guilty to driving while her license was suspended and was fined $150 plus a $20 surcharge. The incident occurred in the 400 block of 14th Avenue on Oct. 16, 1998. She was sentenced to two days in jail and given credit for one day already served. She was ordered to serve the second day under home arrest.
William Joe Skidmore, 18, Havre, pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest. The charges stem from an incident involving a garden rake in the 1100 block of Third Street on July 31, 1999. A presentence investigation was ordered. Skidmore is set to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15.
The felony assault charge carries a maximum sentence of not more than 10 years in prison and not more than a $50,000 fine plus a $20 prosecution fee, $10 victims fee, and $5 surcharge. Each of the misdemeanor charges has a maximum fine of $500 and a sentence of up to six months in jail.