Evergreen Man Sentenced for Pulling Assault Rifle on Cops

Andrew Todd Westfall was sentenced to the Department of Corrections on March 1

By Justin Franz

An Evergreen man has received a three-year suspended sentenced to the Department of Corrections five months after pulling an AR-15-style rifle on a police officer.

Judge Robert Allison in Flathead County District Court sentenced Andrew Todd Westfall on March 1. Westfall received three days credit for time served in the county jail.

Westfall was initially charged with assault on a peace officer but as part of the plea agreement he faced an amended charge of criminal endangerment.

According to court records, law enforcement responded to a report of a disturbance on Oct. 14 in Evergreen. When Flathead County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they learned that Westfall had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend. The deputies ordered Westfall to exit his trailer, but when they looked inside they found him allegedly pointing a Mossberg 715T semi-automatic rifle at them. The officers pulled their guns and ordered Westfall to drop the weapon, which he did. Officers discovered that there was a live round in the chamber and the safety was off.