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Brooks pleads guilty to forgery, bail jumping

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POLSON — Judge Molly Owen set a sentencing date of Aug. 16 for a Polson man who admitted forging a stolen check and skipping court appearances. Dillon Ganuelas Brooks, 24, entered pleas of guilty to felony charges of forgery and bail jumping. The guilty pleas came as part of a plea agreement that could dismiss drug possession and a second bail jumping charge.

According to court records, on July 2, 2021, a woman reported the theft of checks from her residence. She suspected an acquaintance of Brooks may have stolen the checks. Images of the acquaintance attempting to cash one of the stolen checks were captured on surveillance of a local business, which lead to images of the vehicle Brooks was driving. Brooks faces two counts of bail jumping. He pleaded guilty to one.

The plea agreement calls for a four year commitment with the Montana Department of Corrections with all that time suspended on the forgery charge and two years DOC with no time suspended on the bail jumping charge. The judge is not bound by the plea agreement.

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