Oregon Fugitive gets 30 Months After Disturbance in Creston

By Beacon Staff

An Oregon fugitive accused of shooting at Flathead County sheriff’s deputies during a disturbance in Creston has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on a federal weapons charge.

Brian D. Rendon was also sentenced to three years of supervised release Thursday in U.S. District Court in Missoula.

Rendon, 37, pleaded guilty in August to possession of a firearm by an unlawful drug user. Co-defendant Daniel J. Schwindt, 40, who pleaded guilty in October to being a felon in possession of a firearm, is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 30.

Both men were wanted for parole violations in Oregon when on Oct. 25, 2007, two women called 911 to say the men had beaten them up and threatened to shoot at responding law enforcement officers. One of the women is charged with obstructing justice for allowing the men to live on her property knowing they were fugitives.

Rendon is on lifetime supervision due to a homicide conviction.

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