KALISPELL — A woman accused of robbing The Jackpot Casino in Bigfork last November has been sentenced to five years at the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings.
Samantha Starks -- who was sentenced in Flathead County District Court on June 11 -- was also ordered to pay more than $5,000 in restitution to the casino.
Starks pleaded guilty to Felony Robbery by way of no contest on April 29.
Flathead County Sheriff Brian Henio says Starks used a handgun to rob the casino on Nov. 12, 2019.
No injuries were reported during the robbery, but Bigfork schools were forced to go into lockdown.