Plea hearing is postponed

SANDPOINT — A Sagle man charged with engaging in lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor appears to be contemplating a guilty plea.

James LeMar Parton was to be arraigned on Monday in 1st District, but the hearing was postponed so the defense can obtain a mental health evaluation, which attorney Jeremy Featherston said in court documents would be a “significant factor at sentencing.”

Parton, 47, remains held at the Bonner County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Parton, charging papers allege, molested a preteen girl in Bonner County from April 2012 to April of this year. The girl was between the ages of 11 and 12 at the time.

Read More News

Reports: Tibetan Buddhist monk self-immolates in west China

AP

December 08, 2016 at 9:34 pm | A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China in what appeared to be the latest such radical protest against Beijing's rule

Read More

Litehouse begins $6.2M expansion with a bang

December 08, 2016 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — Litehouse Inc., one of the largest manufacturers in Bonner County, will begin its much-anticipated expansion at its Ella Avenue facility in Sandpoint on Friday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 am.

Read More

Duo accused of grifting

December 08, 2016 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — Two California men are scheduled to be arraigned today for allegedly grifting at a Priest River bank.Raitan Razmias and Vasile Rostas-Anghel are each charged with...

Read More

‘Tots’ campaign inches upward

December 08, 2016 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — Scattered through the Toys for Tots donations are the names of just about every business and group in the community — from Sandpoint to Clark Fork and Dover to Ponderay and all...

Read More