Lewistown woman pleads guilty to charge

LEWISTOWN–Marla Gahagan, 45, of Lewistown, pleaded guilty to one count statement under penalty in July, according to court documents.

Gahagan provided a written statement to Lewistown police in May, stipulating that she was allegedly estranged from her husband, Christopher, and that he had unlawfully entered her home through an opened front window, as well as damaged two window shutters and broke a glass mug, according to court documents. Gahagan also reported to police that her husband had left the residence and kicked the driver side mirror of her car, then returned to the residence after she told him to leave. Gahagan further reported that her husband fled the scene as the police were en route. While interviewing Mrs. Gahagan, police reported hearing her husband threaten her over the phone.

The incident lead to charges being filed against Gahagan’s husband. After police investigated further, Gahagan recanted her statement and reported that her husband was staying at her residence at the time of the incident. All charges against Christopher Gahagan were dropped.

Gahagan signed a guilty plea colloquy on July 2 Gahagan was sentenced to pay over $1,027 in fines and costs, by Magisterial District Judge Jack Miller.