According to the court, a man from Grand Rapids, who was shot dead by police in early 2021, pleaded guilty to several crimes.
20-year-old Tristan Stavedal pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a firearm during a felony, carrying a dangerous weapon with illegal intent and possession of methamphetamine under a plea agreement with the Livingston County Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors agreed to drop one charge of carrying a concealed weapon, reduce the charge of producing and distributing methamphetamine, and dismiss the charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
On March 3, he is due to appear before Livingston District Court Judge Susanna Gedis for sentencing.
Christopher Nellie, Stavedal’s lawyer, declined to comment Monday.
A Michigan police officer shot Stavedal on April 13, 2021, after Livingston County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a car accident involving a stolen car on Miletus and Leighton roads, an MSP officer said at a previous court hearing.
According to the officer, the officers placed Stavedal in a field along Milet Road, near the construction site.
The officer testified that during the arrest Stavedalo had methamphetamine, and additional drugs were found in the hospital in his “groin area”.
Another stolen vehicle was at the scene; both vehicles were not occupied, police said.
In August 2021, the Center for Forensic Psychiatry recognized Stavedal as competent before the court.
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