Feb 9, 2013 9:26 PM by MTN News

MT man arrested after standoff at alleged marijuana grow operation

SOMERS - A Somers man is in custody at the Flathead County Detention Center after allegedly firing dozens of rounds from rifles and handguns outside his home, where deputies found a reported marijuana grow operation.

A press release from the Flathead sheriff says Christopher Cassidy, 41, is charged with felony criminal endangerment.

The press release says shortly after midnight, early on Saturday, deputies resopnded to reports of a man firing a weapon from just outside his front door on Somers Road.

Deputies established a perimeter and could see Cassidy randomly firing rounds, between 80 and 100 total, according to the sheriff's office.

SWAT responded and negotiated with the man, who allegedly didn't cooperate. Officers used chemical agents to flush him out and arrested Cassidy when he left the house around 6 a.m.

Law enforcement report then finding a marijuana grow operation in the house, and siezing 86 marijuana plants.

The press release says it's believed no one was hurt by the gunfire.

More charges in this case are pending.


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