Man pleads guilty to drug, firearm charges in connection with police shooting

A Grand Rapids man who was shot by police in early 2021 pleaded guilty several felonies Friday, according to court records.

Tristan Stavedahl, 20, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a firearm during a felony, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and possession of methamphetamine as part of a plea agreement with the Livingston County Prosecutor's Office.

Prosecutors agreed to dismiss one count of carrying a concealed weapon, reduced a manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine charge, and dismissed a carrying a concealed weapon charge.

He is scheduled to appear in front of Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Suzanne Geddis on March 3 for sentencing.

Christopher Nally, Stavedahl's attorney, declined to comment Monday.

A Michigan State Police trooper shot Stavedahl April 13, 2021, after Livingston County Sheriff's deputies responded to a traffic crash involving a stolen vehicle at Milett and Layton roads, an MSP officer said in a previous court hearing.

Officers located Stavedahl in a field along Milett Road, near a construction area, according to the officer.

The officer testified Stavedahl had methamphetamine on him at the time of his arrest and additional drugs were found hidden in his "groin area" at the hospital.

Another stolen vehicle was located at the scene; both vehicles were unoccupied, police said.

In Audust 2021, Stavedahl was found competent to stand trial by the Center For Forensic Psychiatry.

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This article originally appeared on Livingston Daily: Man pleads guilty to drug, firearm charges related to police shooting