Authorities identify suspects in high-speed chase


MISSOULA, Mont. - The Lake County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspects involved in a high-speed chase that officials say ended with shots fired at officers on Wednesday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 34-year-old Alta Littlelight-Threefingers of Crow Agency, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

The passenger has been identified as 27-year-old Roishell St. Dennis. St. Dennis is on felony probation out of Billings, for offenses of robbery and assault with a weapon, but has a Missoula address.

Deputies say the vehicle involved in Wednesday's shooting and high-speed chase had been stolen from Billings on Nov. 14.

Investigators say a Missoula police officer began pursuing the vehicle for a moving violation in Missoula around 11:30 a.m.

Officers pursued the suspects to Lake County where Missoula officials ended the pursuit.

A Flathead Tribal Police Officer says he observed a northbound vehicle matching the description from the Missoula pursuit, passing in a no-passing zone on Highway 93 in the North Valley Creek area.

The tribal officer then pursued the vehicle followed by additional tribal police officers, Lake County Sheriff's Office and the St. Ignatius Police Department.

The pursuit led to graveled side roads east of Highway 93, in the St. Ignatius area, northbound to Eagle Pass Trail, in the Ninepipes area.

Once on Eagle Pass Trail, deputies say St. Dennis fired shots at pursuing officers. Officials say Littlelight-Threefingers presented a firearm.

When the vehicle abruptly stopped east of Allard Road on Eagle Pass Trail, return shots were fired by law enforcement, which resulted in St. Dennis and Littlelight-Threefingers surrendering and then being taken into custody.

No one was injured in this incident.

The women are currently in Lake County Jail.

The Flathead County Sheriff's Office was requested to investigate the incident because local law enforcement fired shots at the suspects.