Deer Lodge court roundup: Man pleads not guilty to rape

Deer Lodge court roundup: Man pleads not guilty to rape

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DEER LODGE – A Deer Lodge man pleaded not guilty in Deer Lodge district court recently to charges of sexual intercourse without consent.

According to court records, Anthony Rowe, 19, had a relationship with an underage girl from Nov. 14, 2014, but is accused of raping her in January 2015 that allegedly resulted in a child. The record states Rowe was incarcerated in a secured sex offense treatment facility by Idaho Department of Corrections for most of last year for sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. He is in jail on $100,000 bond.

Sheriff Scott Howard was directed by Judge Ray Dayton to obtain a DNA sample from Rowe to determine if the child is his. If convicted, Rowe could be sentenced from two to 100 years in prison and fined up to $50,000.

In other court proceedings:

  • Veronica Rose Linderberry, 25, of Bozeman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief in a plea agreement in which the state dismissed charges of assault with a weapon and disorderly conduct. She admitted throwing a brick through the windshield and beating on the side of her ex-fiancé’s pickup with a lug wrench, breaking a side window. She was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended, with credit for 14 days served. She must pay a $250, $75 in court fees, and $700 restitution to Brad Masters.
  • On an appeal from City Court, Sarah Michelle Reistad admitted to two charges of allowing vicious dogs to run at large in violation of city code. The court record states a llama on West Peterson was injured by the dogs, and the animal control officer ordered the dogs be euthanized. Reistad was fined $100, but Judge Dayton suspended euthanizing of the dogs for six months provided they are kept in a fenced yard or on a leash and there are no additional problems.
  • Ronald Eugene Haubbert, 55, pleaded not guilty to assault with a weapon, a felony. According to court records, on Oct. 18, 2016, Haubbert allegedly tried to hit Dawn Michelle Johns, Jeremy Kline, and their dog with his pickup and then pulled a long-barreled revolver from the truck and pointed it at them while shouting obscenities. During a bond hearing, Haubbert’s attorney Minot Maser told the judge that no weapon was found during the investigation by a police officer, and the defendant has been in jail for 18 days. Judge Dayton released Haubbert on his own recognizance, with conditions, pending further court proceedings.
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