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Man faces nine felonies in shootout with Deer Lodge police

DEER LODGE – The man who was wounded in a shootout with law enforcement in Deer Lodge last month was charged this week with nine felony counts in connection with the incident.

According to the Powell County District Court Records, Timothy Wayne Sweet, 46, faces a felony count of attempted deliberate homicide in connection with the shootout with Deer Lodge law enforcement on the morning of December 10.

Law enforcement was dispatched to the Higgins Avenue residence about 9 a.m. after neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots coming from the residence.

When a Powell County Undersheriff and a Deer Lodge Police officer arrived at the residence they reported taking fire from a person inside the home.

The Deer Lodge police officer fired one shot in the residence, striking the gunman in the arm and ending the standoff.

Sweet was taken to the hospital in Deer Lodge and then airlifted to St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula where he was treated for the wound.

Sweet also faces two counts of assault on a peace officer, three counts of criminal endangerment and three counts of criminal mischief to property resulting in more than $1,500 in damage.

 -John Emeigh reporting for MTN News

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