Whitefish woman accused of stealing thousands in jewelry

Print Article

A Whitefish woman is being held in the Flathead County Jail on charges she allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry.

Sheila Dawn Butts, 24, is facing one felony count of theft after law enforcement officials allege she stole about $70,000 worth of jewelry from a Martin City residence in November 2018.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, two Martin City residents reported their home was burglarized. Then, on Nov. 19, Butts allegedly tried to sell a necklace, valued at more than $2,000, belonging to one of the residents, to a jewelry store in Whitefish.

According to the complaint, Butts said she received the necklace from her ex-boyfriend, Elijah Weller. However, he died in October 2016.

When Butts spoke to an officer, she allegedly admitted trying to sell the necklace, that she lied how she got it and she attempted to deceive the jewelry store by using Weller’s name.

Butts faces a 3-year term in the Montana State Prison on the theft charge.

She is also facing a felony bail-jumping charge after she failed to show for her Jan. 10 arraignment.

An arraignment for Butts on the theft and bail-jumping charges is scheduled for Feb. 14, which also happens to be her birthday.

In addition, Butts has a revocation hearing Feb. 28 for a 2016 drug conviction where she was caught with crystal methamphetamine in a vehicle she was driving where an infant child was present.

Reporter Scott Shindledecker may be reached at 406-758-4441 or sshindledecker@dailyinterlake.com

Print Article

Read More Local News

New plans for old Muldown School prompt public dismay

April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake New plans for the current Muldown Elementary School that would convert the gymnasium into a maintenance facility instead of preserving it for sports practices and activities have some school staff, p...

Comments

Read More

Polson woman pleads not guilty to homicide

April 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Danielle Jeanette Wood pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide during a video arraignment Tuesday before Lake County District Court Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher at the Sanders County Courthouse ...

Comments

Read More

Two more groups sue over forest plan plan

April 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Two regionally based environmental groups contend that roads in the Flathead National Forest can significantly impair habitat for grizzly bears and bull trout, both of which are threatened species pr...

Comments

Read More

Inspectors find invasive mussels on out-of-state boat

April 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake A watercraft inspection station off Interstate 90 near Anaconda intercepted a boat Monday that was contaminated by aquatic invasive mussels. It was the first boat this year to have been found with i...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2019 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X