Locals sentenced in 16th Judicial Court

   Anthony Leon Tiedemann, 28 yr. old, of Baker, was sentenced in the 16th Judicial Court in Baker  on Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m. with Judge Nicholas C. Murnion presiding.

   Tiedemann, who has been held in the Fallon County jail for the past 280 days, was being handed his third felony conviction. He has prior verdicts in North Dakota and Washington.

   This most recent conviction stemmed from the following three charges: Count #1: Criminal Possession of Dangerous Drugs, (meth), a felony.

   The maximum penalty is five years in Montana State prison and up to $50,000 fine. Judge Murnion pronounced Tiedemann to receive five years in Montana State prison, all suspended, with the provision he is being released to the Montana State Dept. of Corrections and is ordered to complete their chemical dependency program. He is to live in Miles City to attend the Custer County Treatment program. In addition, Tiedemann received a $1,000 fine and will pay all statutory fees and surcharges.

   On count #2, a misdemeanor, which holds a maximum penalty of up to six months in the county jail and up to $500 fine, Tiedemann received six months in the Fallon County jail, to be served concurrent and a $500 fine. On count #3, a misdemeanor, which holds a maximum penalty of up to six months in Fallon County jail and up to a $500 fine, Tiedemann is credited 280 days served and fined $500.

   Counts #4 & #5 were dismissed.

   Judge Murnion summarized, “This is a non violent offense, but is a drug crime.” He then admonished Tiedemann to “clean up his nest.” If Tiedemann does not carry out all court orders he will immediately begin a five-year sentence in the Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge.

   Steven B. Ziemer, 25 yr. old, of Baker, was sentenced on Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m.in the 16th Judicial Court, in Baker, with Judge Murnion presiding.

   Ziemer was found guilty of Theft, a felony, as part of a Common Scheme. The maximum penalty is ten years in Montana State prison or $50,000 fine or both.

   Ziemer having no prior offenses, received a five year deferred sentence with parole and a $1,000 fine. In addition, he is required to pay back restitution in the amount of $4,304 to his former employer and any statutory fees and surcharges.