Barricaded Suspect in Livingston Apprehended
The man who had barricaded himself inside a trailer at the Vista View Trailer Court in Livingston ended near 10 p.m. on Wednesday night. According to the Park County Sheriff's Office, the man was wounded by law enforcement after he opened fire on Deputies and Officers. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening- injuries.
The incident began on Tuesday around 2 p.m. when a court-ordered eviction was attempted to be served to 49-year-old Michael Marfuta of Livingston.
Here is the official statement posted by the Park County Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday at approximately 10:00 PM Park County Sheriff Brad Bichler announced that the armed, barricaded subject incident at 1 View Vista was brought to conclusion. Sheriff Bichler said Michael Marfuta of Livingston was wounded by law enforcement after he opened fire on Deputies and Officers. The incident was two days of intensive work trying to convince Marfuta to surrender. Bichler said “These types of incidents are rare but high risk to the subject, to Law Enforcement and to the public. I appreciate the communities support and understanding. It allowed us to use time to our advantage. Unfortunately, Mr. Marfuta made the decision several times to try and shoot us. When Deputies feel there is an immediate threat to themselves or the public they have a duty to stop that threat.”
Marfuta was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with Assault with a weapon and obstructing a peace officer. Additional charges are pending, including Attempted Homicide and Criminal Endangerment. He will have an initial appearance in Park County Justice Court when his medical condition allows.