Accused Kidnapper Suspected in Double Homicide; Victims Identified

By Beacon Staff

A 30-year-old Creston man accused of holding six duct-tape-bound people, including his wife, captive at gunpoint is now a suspect in a double homicide that took place about two blocks away from the kidnapping.

Justin Calvin Calbick was arrested Thursday and is being held at the Flathead County Detention Center. He is expected to be charged with kidnapping, assault with a weapon, aggravated burglary and two counts of deliberate homicide, according to Flathead County Sheriff Mike Meehan.

The homicide victims have been identified as Calbick’s brother, Stacey Michael Calbick, 38, and their father, Donald Roy Calbick, 60.

Calbick is accused of taking a loaded .22-caliber rifle to his estranged wife’s home on Mennonite Church Road east of Kalispell on Wednesday. Authorities say he held her at gunpoint and told her to tie up her father, her three children and her friend with duct tape. He then bound his wife.

The wife’s friend says that after three hours of threats and intimidation, she persuaded Calbick to turn over the rifle and release her. The woman went home and her husband called authorities, who arrested Calbick early Thursday morning without incident. When Flathead County Sheriff’s deputies arrived, the victims had been unbound. They weren’t injured.

“I really believe he didn’t think law enforcement was coming,” Meehan said. “He believed the (friend,)” who had convinced him she wouldn’t call the authorities.

Later on Thursday, at about 1:30 p.m., authorities responded to a call from a woman concerned about her ex-husband. Authorities arrived at a residence a couple of blocks away from where Calbick had bound the six people. There they found the two bodies of the deceased males, one in the house and one in an exterior shop, Meehan said. Homicide is suspected.

“All indication is that they were shot,” Meehan said.

Meehan said authorities believe Calbick shot the two victims before going to his wife’s house.

“There’s definitely a connection between the two incidents,” Meehan said.

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