KALISPELL (AP) – Two fugitives from Oregon accused of shooting at Flathead County deputies Thursday morning have made initial appearances in Justice Court here.
Brian Rendon, 36, and Donald Schwindt, 40, are being held without bail on fugitive from justice charges. Extradition hearings were set for Nov. 23.
The men were arrested after Rendon’s girlfriend called 911 early Thursday to say she had been assaulted and the men were tearing up the house.
Court records said the men shot at responding deputies before fleeing. They were arrested several hours later in the Creston area.
Rendon was on lifetime probation after serving time in prison for a 1998 homicide conviction. Schwindt is wanted in Oregon for allegedly violating his parole on a car theft conviction.
Amy Carrothers, 35, Rendon’s girlfriend, faces a felony obstruction of justice charge. Prosecutors said she knew Rendon had a warrant out for his arrest and did not notify authorities. Her arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 15.
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