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Suspect identified in Jackson Hot Springs Lodge shooting

The suspect is expected to face several felony charges.
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Posted at 2:37 PM, Oct 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-24 19:11:56-04

Update - 10/24/22, 4:55 PM:

Jimmie "Luke" Snaric, 34, of Cascade, Montana was arrested and charged with 20 felony counts related to the Jackson Hot Springs Lodge shooting on Saturday, October 22.

Snaric is charged with 15 counts of Assault with a Weapon, two counts of Aggravated Burglary, two counts of Criminal Endangerment, and one count of Criminal Mischief (damages exceeding $1,500).

His bond is set at $250,000.

We will provide updates if we receive more information.

Previous report:

DILLON — The man suspected of firing many shots during an alcohol-fueled disturbance at a Jackson lodge early Saturday, October 22, is expected to face several felony charges.

The Beaverhead County District Jed Fitch identified the suspect as Jimmie Luke Snaric of Helena. Snaric is expected to make an initial appearance in Justice Court Monday afternoon in Dillon, where he faces multiple charges.

The suspect is accused of brandishing a firearm and aimlessly firing several shots at the Jackson Hot Springs Lodge at about 1 AM. He’s also accused of forcing his way into two occupied cabins during the rampage.

The shooter was arrested by deputies with the Beaverhead County Sheriff's Department and no injuries were reported in the incident. Deputies recovered three firearms used in the disturbance.