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Prosecutors charging 2nd person in home invasion attack on nuns

Prosecutors charging 2nd person in home invasion attack on nuns

Investigators have used DNA recovered from a cigarette butt to link a woman to an August 2013 home-invasion robbery in which two elderly nuns were beaten and seriously injured.

November 24, 2014 6:25 pmLoading…
1 of 4 men pleads guilty in 2013 home-invasion, 2012 theft

1 of 4 men pleads guilty in 2013 home-invasion, 2012 theft

One of four men charged in a March 2013 home-invasion pleaded guilty Monday to felony robbery.

November 10, 2014 12:05 pm Photos

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Man awaiting trial in home-invasion found not guilty of trying to run over pregnant girlfriend

Man awaiting trial in home-invasion found not guilty of trying to run over pregnant girlfriend

A jury found a man awaiting trial in a separate home-invasion case not guilty Wednesday of trying to run over his pregnant girlfriend, whom he has admitted punching in the head.

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Charging documents: Twin sisters fend off home invader accused of meth use

Charging documents: Twin sisters fend off home invader accused of meth use

A 31-year-old man is facing charges that he forced his way into a Billings home Wednesday morning and attacked his ex-girlfriend, who, with her twin sister, fended off the man.

August 21, 2014 5:13 pmLoading…
Man involved in home invasion admits to federal drug, gun charges

Man involved in home invasion admits to federal drug, gun charges

A Great Falls man shot during a Billings home invasion earlier this year admitted federal drug and gun charges on Monday.Christopher James Michelotti, 30, pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine for distribution and to brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime dur…

August 12, 2014 1:43 pmLoading…
Suspect in Billings home invasion appears on federal drug charges

Suspect in Billings home invasion appears on federal drug charges

A suspect who was shot during a Billings home invasion in May appeared on federal drug and firearms charges in Great Falls this week.

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Suspect in Billings home invasion arrested in Havre after pursuit

Suspect in Billings home invasion arrested in Havre after pursuit

A man wanted by local and federal authorities after he was shot during what prosecutors said was an attempted burglary was arrested on Monday after a vehicle chase involving four law enforcement agencies near Havre.

May 27, 2014 1:39 pmLoading…
Court documents: South Side man shot home invader

Court documents: South Side man shot home invader

Prosecutors have charged one of two men they say were involved in a Sunday night home invasion that ended with one of the suspected burglars being shot.  

May 13, 2014 5:06 pm Photos

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Man arrested in connection to Lockwood home invasion

Man arrested in connection to Lockwood home invasion

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Lester McFerron, 36, on a burglary charge in connection to a Wednesday home invasion that sent Lockwood Schools into a modified lockdown.

March 28, 2014 5:55 pmLoading…
Sheriff's office release sketch of suspect in Lockwood home invasion

Sheriff's office release sketch of suspect in Lockwood home invasion

The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of the man involved in a Wednesday home invasion that spurred a modified lockdown of Lockwood School.

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Burglar shot in drug heist gone awry pleads guilty, admits using bear spray on police

Burglar shot in drug heist gone awry pleads guilty, admits using bear spray on police

A burglar shot in a spring 2012 home-invasion drug heist that went sideways — and who used bear spray to try to fend off police when he was arrested several months later — pleaded guilty Friday to felony charges.

February 21, 2014 12:20 pm Photos

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Man pleads guilty in West End home invasion

Man pleads guilty in West End home invasion

A man admitted in court Monday that he brandished a broken Taser in a March home invasion, during which prosecutors say robbers stole several jars of marijuana and two rifles from a West End residence.

January 13, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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2 suspects sought in Missoula home invasion; threatened woman, took wine

MISSOULA — Missoula police are searching for two men who entered a woman’s house in the 1800 block of Wyoming Street Sunday evening, holding handguns to the woman’s head and stealing a bottle of wine.

December 30, 2013 1:41 pmLoading…
Change-of-plea hearing for suspect accused of stabbing man 54 times

Change-of-plea hearing for suspect accused of stabbing man 54 times

THOMPSON FALLS — The Sept. 16 trial date for Nathan Lee William Calvert, accused of a brutal murder in Dixon three weeks before Christmas, has been vacated.

August 30, 2013 8:10 pmLoading…
Parole possible for Bear Cloud in Sheridan killing

Parole possible for Bear Cloud in Sheridan killing

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A Sheridan man who had been serving a life sentence for his role in a 2009 home invasion killing will be eligible for parole after serving 25 years for the crime, a district judge ruled Wednesday.

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Assaulted nuns undergoing rehabilitation

Assaulted nuns undergoing rehabilitation

The two nuns who were assaulted and robbed during a home invasion last week in their Gregory Hills neighborhood have been transferred to a transitional care facility in Billings where they are undergoing rehabilitation for their injuries.

August 22, 2013 4:20 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Seek timely justice for elderly victims

Protecting elders from harm is a priority for The Billings Gazette and a priority for County Attorney Scott Twito.

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Defendant in nun assaults, home invasions appears in court

Defendant in nun assaults, home invasions appears in court

Bond was set at $250,000 on Monday for a man accused of taking part in the home invasion robbery and beating of two elderly Billings nuns.

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Elderly woman in Tuesday home invasion recalls frightening robbery

It was the middle of the night last Tuesday and the 76-year-old Billings woman barely caught a glimpse of the intruder in her home.

August 16, 2013 11:15 am Related Loading…

1 man arrested, others sought in connection with assaults, home invasions

With the arrest of one man in connection with a pair of home invasion robberies this week, Billings police continued their investigation Friday, following new leads and interviewing victims.

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