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Man charged with firing at police in Kalispell pleads “not guilty” in court

Posted at 5:48 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 19:49:38-05

KALISPELL – A Kalispell man entered “not guilty” pleas in court Thursday after being accused of firing a shotgun at law enforcement on the night of January 24.

22-year-old Cody Lindahl appeared in Flathead County District Court Thursday and pleaded “not guilty” to three felonies: aggravated burglary, criminal endangerment and assault with a weapon.

Lindahl’s lawyer specified in court Thursday that Lindahl’s mother called 911 reporting that her son was high on meth and walking around with a shotgun on the night of January 24. Once officers arrived, Lindahl shot in their direction, before eventually surrendering.

No one was injured during the incident.

Lindahl’s defense requested his $250,000 bail be lowered, which was denied.

A jury trial is tentatively scheduled for August 19. He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.

Cody Lindahl
Cody Lindahl, 22, was arrested following the incident. (photo credit: Flathead County Sheriff’s Office)