Bond was set at $75,000 on Tuesday for a man accused of fighting with two Billings police officers while armed with a loaded pistol.
Joshua David Gardipee, 28, appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on two felony charges of assault on a peace officer.
Judge Pro Tem Lance Lundvall set the high bond after a prosecutor said Gardipee has a felony conviction in 2011 for assaulting an officer.
According to court records, at about 2 p.m. Sunday two officers were sent to the Rimview Inn on North 27th Street to check on a report that Gardipee was in the motel parking lot. Gardipee had several outstanding warrants.
Gardipee was found sitting in a parked vehicle. While an officer was patting him down outside the vehicle, Gardipee suddenly pulled away and one of the officers saw a gun in his pocket, court records state.
A struggle ensued between the officers and Gardipee, who reportedly tried to pull out the gun. Gardipee was hit twice with a Taser before a third officer was able to get him in handcuffs.
Officers said they recovered a loaded revolver from Gardipee's pocket. The two officers were injured during the incident, but the extent and severity of their injuries was unclear.