Montana sheriff reaches plea agreement for abusing son - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF

 CONRAD, Mont. (AP) - A Montana sheriff has reached a plea agreement for abusing his son that recommends he not be allowed to carry a firearm for a year.

  The Great Falls Tribune reports a Department of Justice spokesman says Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta still will be able to serve as sheriff.

  Prosecutors set the conditions of the agreement filed in the domestic abuse case against Suta in which Suta agrees to plead no contest to kicking his son in February.

  Suta is charged with partner or family member assault.

  The plea agreement would require Suta spend 23 hours in jail or three days under house arrest.

  Suta's change of plea hearing is on Dec. 22.

  Suta also will fight Monday against the legal standing of a petition to recall him from office.

  • New Mexico gunman disguised himself as student to gain access to school

    New Mexico gunman disguised himself as student to gain access to school

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 11:29 AM EST2017-12-09 16:29:04 GMT

    Casey Marquez and Francisco Fernandez, two victims in the fatal shooting at Aztec High School

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local):   Friday, Dec. 8, 11:40 a.m.    Authorities say a gunman killed two students randomly at a New Mexico high school in a planned attack.   San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters Friday that 21-year-old William Atchison of the small town of Aztec had legally purchased a 9mm Glock pistol a month ago.   State Police Chief Pete Kassetas says the shooter had mult...

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local):   Friday, Dec. 8, 11:40 a.m.    Authorities say a gunman killed two students randomly at a New Mexico high school in a planned attack.   San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters Friday that 21-year-old William Atchison of the small town of Aztec had legally purchased a 9mm Glock pistol a month ago.   State Police Chief Pete Kassetas says the shooter had mult...

  • A veteran loses most of his handicap equipment from a trailer theft

    A veteran loses most of his handicap equipment from a trailer theft

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 7:16 PM EST2017-12-09 00:16:02 GMT

    The special tracked wheelchair was taken from his white cargo trailer overnight this week.

    The special tracked wheelchair was taken from his white cargo trailer overnight this week.

  • Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 killing

    Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 killing

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 7:09 PM EST2017-12-09 00:09:54 GMT

    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman (all times local):    5:35 p.m.    A jury has sentenced a former priest to life in prison for the strangulation death of a female parishioner 57 years ago.    The Hidalgo County jury in South Texas deliberated just over four hours Friday before returning the maximum sentence for murder against 85-year-old John Bernard Feit. The same jury found him guil...

    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman (all times local):    5:35 p.m.    A jury has sentenced a former priest to life in prison for the strangulation death of a female parishioner 57 years ago.    The Hidalgo County jury in South Texas deliberated just over four hours Friday before returning the maximum sentence for murder against 85-year-old John Bernard Feit. The same jury found him guil...

  • Police: Getaway car ran out of gas after robbery, 2 arrested

    Police: Getaway car ran out of gas after robbery, 2 arrested

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 5:45 PM EST2017-12-08 22:45:52 GMT

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects.    Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found the car on empty.    Pihera's statement says the victim surrendered a wallet to two men at gunpoint in a grocery store parking lo...

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects.    Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found the car on empty.    Pihera's statement says the victim surrendered a wallet to two men at gunpoint in a grocery store parking lo...

  • UPDATED: Suspects identified in Dec. 6 shooting/pursuit

    Suspects identified in Dec. 6 shooting/pursuit

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 5:16 PM EST2017-12-08 22:16:10 GMT

    POLSON- The Lake County Sheriff's Office has released more details in the Dec. 6 high-speed pursuit that ended with two women in custody and no injuries. The driver of the vehicle is identified as 34-year-old Alta Littlelight-Threefingers of Crow Agency, and the passenger is identified as Roishell St. Dennis, 27, of Billings. St. Dennis is on felony probation for offenses of robbery and assault with a weapon. Police also determined that the suspects drove a vehicle that was...

    POLSON- The Lake County Sheriff's Office has released more details in the Dec. 6 high-speed pursuit that ended with two women in custody and no injuries. The driver of the vehicle is identified as 34-year-old Alta Littlelight-Threefingers of Crow Agency, and the passenger is identified as Roishell St. Dennis, 27, of Billings. St. Dennis is on felony probation for offenses of robbery and assault with a weapon. Police also determined that the suspects drove a vehicle that was...