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Man on Trial for Trying to Steal Polson House

By Beacon Staff

POLSON – A trial is under way in Polson in the case of a man charged with trying to steal a house by removing “for sale” signs, changing the locks and filing strange paperwork with the county claiming he purchased the house from Yahweh.

Prosecutors told the jury Monday that authorities found journals belonging to Brent Arthur Wilson that detailed a plan to steal up to 100 homes in foreclosure.

Wilson was charged after a Polson real estate agent investigated the removal of “for sale” signs from a $380,000 house he was selling.

Wilson has refused attempts by District Judge Kim Christopher to appoint him legal counsel and didn’t participate in Monday’s court proceedings.

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