Marshals, police arrest suspected sex offender

2014-03-28T08:44:00Z 2014-04-03T10:46:05Z Marshals, police arrest suspected sex offenderGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
March 28, 2014 8:44 am  • 

Federal officials and the Billings Police Department arrested on Thursday night a man suspected of more than 20 sex offenses.

Rod Ostermiller, Montana's chief deputy U.S. Marshal, said authorities arrested James Hubert Hopkins, 44, on a Yellowstone County warrant accusing him of four counts of sexual intercourse without consent and 18 counts of sexual abuse against children.

As of Friday morning, he remained at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on a $250,000 bond.

The U.S. Marshals Montana Violent Offender Task Force received the warrant for Hopkins' arrest earlier on Thursday and received information that he was living in the Shepherd area, Ostermiller said.

Task force members watched him drive away from that home and, with the Billings Police Department, stopped the vehicle in Billings and took Hopkins into custody without incident at about 6 p.m.

It wasn't immediately clear when Hopkins will make his initial court appearance.

Copyright 2014 The Billings Gazette. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Billings Gazette

Most Wanted

Most wanted

Most wanted

Wanted by United States Marshals Service Montana Violent Offender Task Force

November 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Most Wanted

Most Wanted

Wanted by United States Marshals Service Montana Violent Offender Task Force

October 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Crime Watch Map

Keep tabs on crime around the city. View Map

Billings Police Report

2013 Billings Police Department Annual Report. View Report

Popular Stories

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses