DEER LODGE — Mary Clark, 50, recently pleaded nolo contendere in Deer Lodge district court to felony criminal mischief. She admitted breaking into a home and taking a jacket that belonged to her mother, but said she was intoxicated and doesn’t remember destroying property in the house.
Nolo contendere is equal to a guilty plea. Clark said she understood that she could be responsible for paying restitution in excess of $1,500 for damages. A felony burglary charge was dismissed.
According to court records, Clark is accused of breaking into the home to take her mother’s jacket, but also allegedly trashed the house by cutting up clothing, breaking and throwing things around.
Judge Ray Dayton ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Clark is free on recognizance pending sentencing.
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In other recent court proceedings:
Tammy Sue Fowler, 43, pleaded guilty to felony possession of dangerous drugs, methamphetamine.
She was a passenger in a car when a police officer stopped the vehicle on Main Street. During the traffic stop, Fowler attempted to hide a pink container. The officer received permission from the car owner and driver to search the vehicle during which he found a baggy of meth. Fowler could be sentenced to five years in prison and fined up to $50,000.
A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and Fowler is free on recognizance until sentencing.