MISSOULA – The man who allegedly struck a well-known Missoula Special Olympian in the head with a baseball bat appeared in court Tuesday.
Paul Ekstedt is being charged with assault with a weapon for the incident involving Gary Fuller.
Ekstedt could face up to 20 years in prison for the offense. His bail has been set at $100,000 and he is ordered to make no contact with any witnesses.
Ekstedt’s preliminary hearing is set for July 3.
Fuller remains hospitalized in critical condition.