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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 8/26/1998

AUGUST 26, 1998

A settlement was reached mid-trial in Montana District Court on Monday, August 24, and resulted in a change of plea for the youth accused of setting fire to the railroad depot in Whitehall and financial reimbursement to depot owner Steve Warmoth. The agreement apparently negotiated by District Court Judge Frank Davis stipulated that Christopher Lerman, 14, and his parents make a $3,000 restitution to Warmoth for personal property loss and cleanup costs associated with the fire. The agreement also stipulated that Lerman be placed on probation for one year, perform 40 hours of co...


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