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Brooks sentenced to DOC for forgery, bail jumping

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POLSON — A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Aug. 16 to the Montana Department of Corrections for four years on a forgery charge. Dillon Ganuelas Brooks, 24, was also committed to the DOC for two years on a bail jumping charge. Visiting Judge Jessica Fehr of Yellowstone County presided over the sentencing via the Zoom platform. She ordered the sentences to run consecutively for a total of six years. Sentencing was in accordance with a plea agreement, reached on June 28, that dismisses a drug possession charge and a second charge of bail jumping.

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 led to images of the vehicle Brooks was driving.

Judge Fehr gave Brooks credit for having already served 228 days in jail. She also ordered Brooks to pay restitution totaling $5,436.82.

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