Posted: Sep 10, 2013 9:04 AM by Dax VanFossen - MTN News
KALISPELL - A Kalispell man who is charged with assaulting a peace officer appeared in Kalispell District Court on Monday.
Court documents say a woman reported she got in an argument with her fiance, Caleb Buzzell, at a gas station on U.S. Highway 2 East, and asked the clerk to call for police.
Buzzell fled the scene but was later found by a Flathead County Sheriff's deputy. He lied to the officer initially, saying his name was Chris.
Authorities say that after he was identified by a witness, Buzzell allegedly ran away with the deputy in pursuit.
Court papers state that when the deputy grabbed Buzzell's wrist, Buzzell allegedly pulled away and grabbed the deputy's shirt sleeve, ripping it.
Buzzell then reportedly charged the deputy, hitting him in the face.
Buzzell faces between two and 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 if he's found guilty on the charge.