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Man arrested trying to break into CFalls High

by Hungry Horse News
| January 11, 2023 1:00 AM

A Whitefish man faces charges of assault with a weapon, criminal mischief and burglary after he allegedly tried to break into the Columbia Falls High School Friday night.

Nels Edward Williams, allegedly broke a window at the school with the lid of a garbage can, police Chief Clint Peters said.

When police arrived, Williams allegedly threw the glass at them and police responded by using their Tasers on the 63-year-old man.

Williams was arrested and never gained entry into the school.

According to the police report, Williams said he wanted to gain entry into the building so he could smoke a cigarette. Peters said there was no obvious signs of drugs or alcohol use by Williams.

Williams is currently being held in the Flathead County Detention Center, pending further court appearances.

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