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Pursuit ends in arrest of violent offender

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RONAN — A violent offender is behind bars again after a short pursuit that involved multiple county agencies. 

According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, Glen Parker, 45, of Ronan, was arrested on Haystack Mountain Lane around 9 p.m. April 14 after a brief pursuit. 

According to Bell, Parker did not stop when a Ronan Police Officer attempted to pull the man over within city limits for a broken tail light. Parker led officers to Mud Lake Trail, where officers spike stripped the vehicle, causing air to deflate in two tires, before he was arrested on Haystack Mountain Lane. Parker kept driving until the minivan started smoking and officers took him into custody. 

Ronan Police, Sheriff’s deputies, Flathead Tribal Police and Montana Highway Patrol worked the case. 

Parker had active warrants out for his arrest. He has been in and out of jail for the past decade because of parole violations. He was sentenced to 16 years in the Department of Corrections, with all but five suspended in 2010 for an assault that took place on Oct. 10, 2003. 

In that instance Parker hit his wife with a table and slashed her head with a knife, resulting in multiple lacerations, with additional swelling and bruising of shoulders, right elbow and left knee. Parker’s son also was observed with bruising, swelling and cuts that were documented by police. 

Parker is a registered violent offender. 


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