Man Cleared in Deadly Kalispell Shooting Arrested by FBI



A man who was arrested but not charged in connection with a fatal shooting on Trumble Creek Road near Kalispell in September is in federal custody after investigators connected him to a drug distribution ring in the Flathead Valley and a notorious white supremacist prison gang. Leon Paul Kavis Jr., 36, was arrested in Missoula on Nov. 18 and remains in custody awaiting trial on multiple charges, including conspiracy to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Kavis made his first appearance in front of U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen DeSoto on...

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