A Marion man accused of fleeing legislation enforcement throughout a site visitors cease and later failing to cooperate with sheriff’s deputies pleaded not responsible to a number of charges in Flathead County Circuit Court this month.
Jeffery George Armstrong Jr., 40, was charged Nov. 17 earlier than Judge Heidi Ulbricht with a felony rely of legal endangerment and a misdemeanor of resisting arrest. Ulbricht scheduled a abstract listening to for March 8, adopted by a pre-trial convention on April 26.
Authorities started pursuing Armstrong after he allegedly sped previous a deputy from the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office on East Idaho Street in Kalispell at roughly 8:22 p.m. on Nov. 8. courtroom paperwork mentioned. According to courtroom paperwork, the 2 autos had been in a 25-mph zone on the time.
The deputy turned on his emergency lights, which prompted Armstrong to allegedly speed up and attain about 90 miles per hour. He additionally started dodging site visitors on the road and speeded onto Montana 35, courtroom paperwork say. He allegedly ran a pink mild on Helena Flats Road and compelled one other car off the street.
According to courtroom paperwork, Armstrong’s pickup truck got here to a cease on the Montana 35/Montana 206 intersection. There he’s mentioned to have initially refused to get out of the truck. He finally received out, however then refused to observe additional directions “until non-lethal rounds were used,” in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
Officials on the scene recovered an empty alcohol container at the back of the pickup truck, in accordance with courtroom paperwork. Police officers on the scene described him as having slurred speech and poor steadiness. He additionally smelled of alcohol, courtroom paperwork say.
Authorities took him to the county jail after he refused checks to detect alcohol in his system, in accordance with courtroom paperwork. He has since been launched at his personal request.
According to paperwork filed with the district courtroom, Armstrong should dwell in Marion and endure alcohol screening pending the conclusion of his case.
If convicted, Armstrong faces up to 10 years in state jail and a $50,000 nice for legal endangerment and up to 6 months in county jail and a $500 nice for resisting arrest.
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