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Oct. 4 – A person accused of threatening employees at a Kalispell shelter earlier this yr noticed the prison cost in opposition to him dropped after psychological well being specialists deemed him unfit to come back ahead.

Kalispell law enforcement officials arrested Ilya Paul Khmelev, 26, on Jan. 7 after he threatened a shelter employee with a steel pole about 3 ft tall, court docket paperwork mentioned. Shelter employees eliminated Khmelev from the house after a disturbance occurred, resulting in the confrontation, in line with court docket paperwork.

Prosecutors then charged Khmelev with felony assault with a weapon in Flathead County District Courtroom. Decide Robert Allison later that month ordered Khmelev transported to Montana State Hospital for evaluations on the request of protection lawyer Liam Gallagher.

In the meantime, Allison pleaded not responsible on Khmelev’s behalf. Khmelev proved unable to speak on the January 25 listening to.

District Lawyer Travis Ahner filed a movement to dismiss for lack of health on August 29. He wrote in it that Khmelev underwent an analysis in June. Though this means that he suffers from psychological problems, therapy suppliers expressed optimism that he might get better sooner or later.

This outlook grew to become significantly extra pessimistic after the second evaluation on August 24, Ahner wrote. Medical doctors deemed him unfit to proceed and he was unlikely to regain health “within the foreseeable future”, in line with Ahner.

Aner indicated that his workplace would pursue civil dedication as an alternative.

Allison, citing the movement in addition to the Aug. 24 analysis, ordered the case dismissed with out prejudice that very same day.

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