Boy Once Held on $500K Bail Ordered to Youth Home

By Beacon Staff

POLSON — An 11-year-old St. Ignatius boy who was once held on $500,000 bond on a probation violation has been sentenced to a year in a youth home.

The Missoulian reports District Judge Kim Christopher sentenced the boy Thursday. He pleaded guilty last month to two counts of disorderly conduct for outbursts at school that violated in his probation in a 2012 theft case.

The boy was ordered to report to the Lake County Youth Guidance Home on Friday.

Christopher initially set the high bond to ensure the boy would receive a mental health evaluation.

His grandmother and legal guardian, Dorinda Buck, says the boy’s outbursts at school were due to his parents’ recent separation. She says he has been well behaved since late May and she will continue to fight to bring him home.

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