- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Helena man has pleaded guilty to charges related to an armed standoff with National Park Service rangers that forced the evacuation of a campground in Glacier National Park.

The Flathead Beacon reports (https://bit.ly/2eHRaXg ) that 28-year-old Jesiah Richards pleaded guilty Wednesday to discharging a weapon and endangering other people in connection with the July incident.

Court documents say Richard fired a .44-caliber revolver through the roof of his tent on July 9 at the Sprague Creek Campground, which had been filled with people.

According to the charges, Richard then “took up a position” along the edge of the campground and didn’t surrender until he was confronted by four rangers.

Carrying a firearm in Glacier National Park is legal, but firing a weapon is against the law.

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Information from: Flathead Beacon, https://www.flatheadbeacon.com


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