Police Arrest 26-year-old Man Following Kalispell Pursuit

Mathew Francisco Cupp was charged with criminal endangerment following “physical disturbance” near high school

By Beacon Staff
Kalispell Police Department police car as seen on August 14, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

Kalispell police offers arrested a 26-year-old man Monday afternoon following a high-speed pursuit on the west side of the city.

Mathew Francisco Cupp was involved in a “physical disturbance” near Flathead High School at 1:45 p.m. on March 4, according to law enforcement, and the suspect fled the scene before officers arrive. Officers located Cupp’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, but he allegedly refused to stop.

Authorities say Cupp sped away from officers at a high rate of speed from Three Mile Drive and Meridian Road, then south to Appleway Drive before exiting his vehicle and fleeing on foot. Law enforcement apprehended him a short distance away.

Cupp was arrested on charges of criminal endangerment and is also being held in the Flathead County Detention Center on a probation violation out of California. The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office and Two Bear Air assisted in the arrest.