By Associated Press - Friday, March 21, 2014

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A 32-year-old Whitefish man has denied charges that he stole items from the home of a Flathead County sheriff’s deputy while the deputy was recovering from injuries suffered in head-on crash.

The Daily Inter Lake reports (https://bit.ly/1r5OYGQ ) David Lamb pleaded not guilty to felony theft during a March 6 hearing in District Court in Kalispell.

Prosecutors allege Lamb stole a mountain bike, a firearm and numerous tools while doing work on Deputy Robert Brauer’s house while Brauer was hospitalized after the August 2013 crash. Most of the items were recovered at a pawn shop.

Brauer suffered a two broken bones in his left leg and his left foot was crushed in the crash. He also suffered a broken right heel, kneecap and wrist. The other driver is charged with felony negligent vehicular assault.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, https://www.dailyinterlake.com

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