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Hamilton woman facing charges for strangulation

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A Hamilton woman was charged with strangulation of a partner or family member, a felony.

According to the charging affidavit, on Sept. 12, Mora Faye Birch, 57, knowingly impeded the normal breathing or blood circulation of a family member by applying pressure on his throat and neck.

Justice of the Peace Jennifer Ray set Birch’s bond at $10,000. Birch will appear in district court on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1.

In other court news:

On Sept. 11, a Florence man was charged with theft, a felony, and tampering with or fabricating evidence, also a felony.

According to the charging affidavit, items reported stolen on Sept. 8 were found at the residence of Kenneth William Carroll, 44. Items included a pickup, two trailers, three drills and six saws. When a Ravalli County Sheriff’s deputy obtained a search warrant for Carroll’s property, where the items were found, Carroll said someone else delivered the items to his address. He admitted to pulling property owner identification stickers off the truck while it was parked in his garage. The Sheriff’s deputy also received a search warrant for Carroll’s urine and the defendant also tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.

Justice of the Peace Ray set Carroll’s bond at $15,000, and he will appear in district court on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1.

On Sept. 11, Kimberly Ann Scott, 33, of Corvallis was charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs, a felony, and criminal possession, a misdemeanor.

According to the charging affidavit, a Ravalli County Sheriff corporal watched Scott litter out of her driver’s side window while driving on U.S. Highway 93. He made a traffic stop and observed that she was jittery. Scott was on probation of drug charges, supervised by Hamilton Probation and Parole. She admitted that she had prescription Suboxone and prescription anti-depressants in the vehicle, but that they were not in their original bottles. After a search warrant, the corporal found drugs, drug paraphernalia and a syringe that tested positive for heroin.

Justice of the Peace Ray set Scott’s bond at $15,000 with a drug patch. Scott will appear in district court on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1.

A Hamilton woman received two charges of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, felonies, and one charge of possessing drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

According to the charging affidavit, on or about April 25, Olivia Kristine Anacleto, 42, possessed methamphetamine, Oxycodone and drug paraphernalia. She was arrested during a vehicle theft investigation. The bag she retrieved cigarettes from during the vehicle investigation had drug paraphernalia (that tested positive for methamphetamine), an Oxycodone pill and Anacleto’s fingerprints.

Justice of the Peace Ray set Anacleto’s bond at $25,000 with drug monitoring. Anacleto will appear in district court on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1.

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