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Clark Fork Man Arrested In Shooting

At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bonner County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a possible shooting.  The incident took place in the vicinity of East Mountain View Road in Clark Fork. The altercation initially started after a high school basketball game.  Several adults and one juvenile exchanged a series of threatening text messages.  The situation escalated after the combatants arrived at the Clark Fork home of Larry Dean Flanigan, Jr.,  19, on East Mountain View Road.  After a heated verbal exchange, Flanigan allegedly discharged one shotgun round at a vehicle, hitting two of the occupants with birdshot BBs.  One juvenile and one adult received non-life threatening injuries.  They were treated at Bonner General Hospital and released. Flanigan was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and three counts of aggravated assault.  Bond was sent at $100,000. This case remains under investigation/Bonner County Sheriff's Office news release.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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