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DISTRICT COURT TRIAL: Frank P. Chounet III

A six-person Sixth Judicial District Court jury found Timber Bar owner Frank P. Chounet III guilty of misdemeanor assault Nov. 22 for grabbing Misti Chase by the hair last summer. 

Chounet was previously found guilty in Sweet Grass County Justice Court, but appealed that finding in June. After approximately 45 minutes of deliberation, the jury unanimously returned a guilty verdict. Sentencing was postponed due to the late hour and has yet to be scheduled.

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MACKENZIE REISS / Big Timber Pioneer