Man pleads guilty to third-degree assault of law enforcement officer from 2020 incident at Northern Quest

<p><p>A man will spend 54 days in jail and a year on probation after pleading guilty earlier this month to third-degree assault for driving his car toward a police officer in June 2020, according to court documents. </p></p><p><p>Zachery Craig, 21, pleaded guilty Nov. 5 to third-degree assault of an on-duty law enforcement officer, according to court documents. The maximum sentence for the offense is five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. The court instead sentenced Craig to 54 days at Spokane Detention Services and then 12 months in community custody, according to court documents.</p></p><p><p>Craig told The Spokesman-Review in 2020 he was gambling at Northern Quest with a friend despite being 19 at the time. When the hotel staff called the police for theft and trespassing, Craig got in his car and attempted to leave the scene.</p></p><p><p>Prosecutors allege Craig then deliberately drove toward a Kalispel Tribal Police officer who was standing by a parked police car. The officer was identified in court documents as Officer Daniel Dice, who shot at Craig. They arrested Craig at the scene.</p></p>