This week's local crime and court updates from The Montana Standard.
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Flathead County law enforcement said four people were found dead Tuesday in Olney, three of them attributed to a triple homicide-suicide. Authorities have not release information on the manner of the fourth person's death, according to the Flathead County Sheriff's Office.
A deputy with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office shot a man Monday in Billings after the man allegedly rammed a police car with a vehicle and then hit the deputy while the deputy was on foot, Sheriff Mike Linder said Tuesday.
Butte police reports
Two brothers accused of stealing antique railroad equipment from the Glen Ullin, North Dakota, depot were arrested in Dickinson.
District Judge Matthew Wald sentenced 42-year-old Ryan Glenn McElmury to 40 years in Montana State Prison with 15 suspended after hearing testimony from his victims.
Johnathan Bertsch on Friday pleaded guilty to one count of deliberate homicide and three counts of attempted deliberate homicide for the shootings that killed Shelley Hays and Julie Blanchard. Casey Blanchard and Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer survived.
Butte police reports
A 16-year-old boy was sent to juvenile prison on Thursday after he accidentally shot and killed his friend in 2019.
Katie Garding, convicted in 2011 of a fatal hit-and-run in East Missoula, will not get a new trial based on what the Montana Innocence Project argued is new evidence, the state Supreme Court decided in a 5-2 opinion issued Tuesday.
Larry Price, a former executive at the Signal Peak mine near Roundup, said that of the roughly $40 million he stole through fraud schemes and unrepaid loans, the coal mine was his No. 1 victim.
A lawsuit filed Friday alleges a Great Falls probation and parole officer broke a woman's arm during an arrest last month. The lawsuit also claims surveillance footage of the encounter was lost by the Great Falls probation office.
Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Jason Newton said Tuesday that Kellen Fortune was wanted in the November 5, 2019 shooting death of Colorado Springs resident Alijah Vialpando.