A known Flathead-area white supremacist posted a property bond this week to get a man accused of murdering a homeless person in Kalispell out of jail, according to court records.
Kaleb E. Fleck pleaded not guilty to one count of deliberate homicide on Thursday. Prosecutors allege Fleck beat a houseless man, 60-year-old Scott Bryan, to death behind a gas station in Kalispell on June 25.
A property bond document filed on Wednesday shows Zachariah R. Harp put up a $500,000 surety, tied to a Kalispell residence, for Fleck’s release from jail, as was first reported by the Daily Inter Lake. Harp was the subject of a 2010 report from the Montana Human Rights Network detailing his ties to white supremacist activity in the Flathead area.
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Fleck was released from custody on Wednesday, the Flathead County jail roster shows.
“Documentation and public records shows it is the same Zachariah Harp,” said Cherilyn DeVries, Montana Human Rights Network Executive Director, in a phone call with the Missoulian. She added the organization isn’t sure what the connection is between Harp and Fleck.
The 2010 report ties Zachariah Harp to “the Creativity Movement,” a national