The 24-year-old Columbia Falls man who allegedly broke into and vandalized a Kalispell health clinic in March appeared in court again on Thursday on another felony charge stemming from another theft.
Zachary Klundt pleaded not guilty in Flathead County District Court on July 3 to felony charges of theft. According to court documents, sometime in early March Klundt allegedly stole more than $1,500 worth of tools and equipment from Glacier Log Mill and Lazarus Log Homes in Columbia Falls. The theft happened about the same time Klundt allegedly broke into, vandalized and robbed All Families Healthcare in Kalispell.
The Kalispell health clinic provides a wide range of family practice and reproductive services and was also the valley’s only abortion clinic.
On March 27, Klundt pleaded not guilty to charges of felony burglary, criminal mischief, theft and attempted burglary stemming from the clinic break-in. If convicted of all four felonies, he could face a maximum of 60 years in prison and a maximum of $200,000 in fines. A trial date is set for September.
On March 14, Glen Prestegaard of Glacier Log Mill and Lazarus Log Homes filed a report with the Flathead County Sheriff that some of his tools were missing. Law enforcement later found out that Klundt had worked for Prestegaard two years ago.
About a month later, on April 17, Ric Hawk presented the Flathead County Sheriff’s office with tools that had been found in Klundt’s garage. A few days later, Prestegaard positively identified the tools as the ones that had gone missing from his business.
If convicted, Klundt could face a maximum of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000.
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