Hill County Receiving Assistance for Prosecution of Two Criminal Cases

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The Hill County Commission convened on Thursday for their weekly business meeting and approved two resolutions that provide them with assistance in the prosecution of two separate criminal cases.

At the request of interim County Attorney Brian Lilletvedt, former County Attorney Karen M. Alley was appointed as the Special Deputy County Attorney for the case of Montana vs. Jolee Landgraf.

The case with Landgraf is based on allegations that she caused a fatal head on crash on US 2 in January. Landgraf has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and sentencing is set for November 22nd.

For the case of Montana vs. Xavier Alexander Clark, the Commission approved a request from Lilletvedt for Prosecutorial Assistance.

The assistance will be provided by the Prosecution Services Bureau of the Montana Department of Justice. They have been appointed as Special Deputy County Attorney’s for Hill County in this case.

According to the Commission, the approval of these two resolutions will not add any additional costs to the County, as they will not be billed for attorney time, travel or costs arising during or relating to the involvement of special appointees in the case.

The case with Clark is based on allegations that his careless mismanagement of a firearm led to the shooting death in a Havre residence earlier this month. He has been charged with several felonies, including negligent homicide, and has an arraignment scheduled for Monday.

Alley resigned as Hill County Attorney earlier this month after accepting a job with the Montana Association of Counties.

Brian Lilletvedt was sworn in as interim Hill County Attorney on Monday.

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