Flathead County deputy safe after coming under fire

It was a wild night in the Flathead on Friday; luckily one that ended with no serious injuries. We spot to Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry a little while ago, who gave the following account:

A 19-year-old Kalispell man is in custody after allegedly firing a semiautomatic weapon at a Flathead County Sheriff’s deputy, then fleeing across an open field with a young woman.

Other than some small cuts, the deputy was not hurt during the Friday night incident, Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Saturday.

“He took some rounds through the windshield. He’s pretty shook up but physically fine,” Curry said.

Bryson Connelly, arrested shortly before midnight Friday as he approached a home southwest of Kalispell, faces a charge of attempted deliberate homicide, Curry said. A knockoff Kalashnikov was found nearby, he said.

Connelly will appear Monday in court. A young woman was being questioned by authorities Saturday afternoon, but no decision had been made on whether to file charges.

Gwen Florio

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