Men Plead Not Guilty in Evergreen Gold Heist

By Beacon Staff

KALISPELL – Two of four 19-year-old men charged with stealing a safe containing cash and gold coins from an Evergreen house have pleaded not guilty.

Quinn Brockman pleaded not guilty to burglary and felony theft Thursday in District Court. Ben Therrien pleaded not guilty in mid-April to accountabilty to burglary and felony theft.

Two others have yet to be arraigned.

Court records say the four men are responsible for a March 29 burglary of a safe Therrien reportedly heard about from one of the victim’s family members.

Prosecutors say the men broke through a window, removed the safe, emptied out the gold and cash at Therrien’s house and then dumped the safe into the river.

The value of the items taken has not been determined, but reports suggest it could be as high as $50,000. Prosecutors have said they believe the two other men involved may have taken the cash and gold coins out of state.

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