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Morrison receives suspended five-year sentence for break-in

by Jeff Smith/For the Leader
| March 28, 2024 12:00 AM

Bryce L. Morrison, 26, who admitted to breaking into a Polson business during an earlier court appearance, was sentenced in District Court in Polson March 20 to the Montana Department of Corrections for five years with all that time suspended.

The sentence was in accordance with a plea agreement reached earlier that dismisses other charges, including, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, theft and another burglary charge.

According to court records, on July 5, 2023 and again Aug 12, Morrsion broke into Polson Stageline Pizza and the adjacent Betty’s Diner. In the July 5 incident, Morrison obtained the keys to a 2008 Chevy Impala that is used for deliveries. The owner of Stageline Pizza indicated that Morrison did not have permission to be on the property or take the Chevy Impala.

Morrison was the subject of a traffic stop while driving the Chevy Impala and arrested. He had previously been warned by law enforcement not to be at the property where the Chevy was taken.

On Aug. 12, Morrison was found sleeping in a shed on the property used to store products for the two businesses. The shed, which was closed and locked, had partially eaten food inside. Morrison was told to leave.

Law enforcement located Morrison near the property of the two businesses and arrested him.

The sentence was handed down by Judge Molly Owen.