KALISPELL (AP) – A fourth person has been arrested in connection with an October disturbance at a Creston home that led to the arrest of two fugitives from Oregon.
Cacheral Delorean, 46, was taken into custody last week and charged with one count of obstructing justice.
Investigators allege she allowed Daniel J. Schwindt, 40, and Brian D. Rendon, 36, to live on her property even though she knew they were wanted for parole violations out of Oregon.
According to authorities, Amy Carrothers, 35, and another woman called the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office from Carrothers’ trailer on Oct. 25 to report that Schwindt and Rendon had beaten them up and were threatening to shoot law enforcement.
Court records say the men shot at responding deputies and then fled. They were arrested several hours later in the Creston area.
Carrothers’ trailer — where the disturbance took place — is on Delorean’s property, authorities said. Delorean lives in a separate house about 100 yards away and had no involvement in the incident, detectives said.
However, investigators hope she can shed additional light on what happened that night.
Carrothers also has been charged with obstructing justice. Prosecutors said she knew Rendon, her boyfriend, had a warrant out for his arrest and did not notify authorities.
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.
In Flathead County, Schwindt is charged with criminal endangerment, assault on a peace officer and assault with a weapon, all felonies. Rendon is charged with felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor partner assault.
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