Posted: May 4, 2012 9:32 AM by Dax VanFossen (KAJ News)
Updated: May 4, 2012 9:55 AM
KALISPELL- A bond reduction was denied on Thursday for an 18-year-old Kalispell man who is accused of firing a weapon 15 times at a Flathead County Sheriff's deputy.
Bryson Connolly was arrested last August after allegedly firing 15 shots at the deputy. Two bullets penetrated the patrol vehicle and one missed the deputy by eight inches.
Connolly was found to be on drugs at the time.
Connelly's attorney argued in Flathead County District Court that his client has changed while in jail and wanted Connolly's bond reduced from $750,000 to at least $100,,000.
The deputy, who was shot at, recalled the events of the shooting to a courtroom filled with law enforcement officers and the judge denied the bail reduction request, citing a need to keep the community safe.