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Fourth suspect pleads not guilty in drug sting shooting case

By Emily Adamson, KECI Reporter, eadamson@keci.com
Published On: Jan 07 2014 04:28:47 PM MST
Updated On: Jan 07 2014 06:15:37 PM MST
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

A fourth suspect in a Missoula drug sting-turned-shooting pleaded not guilty.

Justin Michael Holdstheenemy pleaded not guilty to felony conspiracy to commit robbery. Holdstheenemy is the fourth suspect in the case where an undercover officer from the Missoula Police Department was shot.

The shooting occurred during a High Intensity Drug Task Force operation outside Gold's Gym in November.

Prosecutors says Holdstheenemy went with the alleged shooter, Joshua Robinson, to approach the officer, until the cop said he only wanted to deal with one of the men.

Holdstheenemy's attorney said he is the least culpable out of the defendants in the case, but Missoula County District Court Judge Karen Townsend didn't agree to release Holdstheenemy from jail.

Co-defendant Jazmine Beehler also appeared in court Tuesday. She pleaded not guilty to felony charges last week, but her attorney continues to ask for her release from jail.

Beehler claims she's pregnant and isn't getting the proper medical care in the Missoula County Detention Center. But Judge Townsend said information she has shows three pregnancy tests came back negative.

Beehler will appear in court again next week. Her attorney asked for more time to resolve some ongoing issues.