Woman Who Was With Man Who Shot Great Falls Police Officer Now Facing Fed Charges.
A Wolf Point woman who was with the man that allegedly shot a Great Falls Police Officer back in March has now pleaded not guilty to federal charges in the case. 38 year old Nikki Snell has been charged with the following, 1 count of possession with intent to distribute meth, one of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Snell is facing 15 years in federal prison.
Snell was a passenger in the car driven by 37 year old Jacob Bradley. Police were attempting to pull over the vehicle near 6th Avenue South and 11th Street when Bradley got out and ran. He later had a shootout with police injuring officer Tanner Lee in the right arm. Another police officer returned fire hitting Bradley in the head.
HERE IS WHAT'S NEW IN THE CASE
Police officer Tanner Lee is continuing to recover and is in good spirits. He is likely to have additional surgeries after the bullet that hit him shattered his right arm. Officers were able to recover a brown purse that was in the possession of Bradley when he was shot on March 7th. Inside police say there was a loaded 9mm, semi,automatic pistol, along with a syringe, an empty baggie that reportedly tested positive for meth and a digital scale. Police say that purse belonged to Snell and that Bradley grabbed the purse out of the vehicle when he took off running.
We are learning today that Bradley is recovering from his head wound and will soon be returned to the state prison for violating his pqrole in a seperate case. We are also learning that there were two guns involved in the case and according to one of our sources, both Snell and Bradley continue to argue over who's guns they were. We are also hearing that criminal charges against Bradley in the case could be coming soon.
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