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Hitchhiker in shooting hoax pleads guilty in Montana

Hitchhiker in shooting hoax pleads guilty in Montana

A hitchhiker from West Virginia pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges in Montana for falsely claiming to be the victim of a drive-by shooting, leading to another man being jailed for an offense he did not commit.

October 29, 2012 1:16 pm Related Loading…

Plea hearing set in hitchhiker shooting

A Montana judge has set an Oct. 29 change-of-plea hearing in the case of a hitchhiker from West Virginia who authorities say falsely claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting.

September 10, 2012 11:28 amLoading…

Hoax shooting suspect appears in Montana court

HELENA — A West Virginia man accused of shooting himself and then claiming to be a drive-by victim was arrested in northeastern Montana on Thursday and quickly released on a $10,000 bond.

July 12, 2012 2:01 pmLoading…

Talks under way for hoax shooting suspect's return

Negotiations are under way for the voluntary return of a man accused of shooting himself then claiming to be the victim of a drive-by shooting, a Montana prosecutor said Friday.

July 06, 2012 10:16 amLoading…

Charges filed against shot hitchhiker

HELENA - A Montana prosecutor has filed charges against a hitchhiker who authorities say shot himself in the arm on the side of a remote highway in northeastern Montana and then claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting.

July 05, 2012 3:22 pmLoading…
Man held in Montana shooting hoax released from jail

Man held in Montana shooting hoax released from jail

A Washington state man said he thought he was “spending the rest of my life in jail” after his arrest in the shooting of a hitchhiker who apparently shot himself in a bizarre publicity stunt.

June 21, 2012 3:28 pmLoading…

Hitchhiker shooting seen as hoax when no gun found

A hitchhiker's chilling tale of being shot in a random drive-by along a rural Montana highway quickly unraveled when no gun could be found in the supposed perpetrator's pickup, authorities said on Monday.

June 18, 2012 12:28 pmLoading…

Authorities say hitchhiker shot himself

A West Virginia man who claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called “Kindness in America” has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday.

June 15, 2012 10:34 am Related Loading…
Sheriff: Montana hitchhiker shooting suspect cleared

Sheriff: Montana hitchhiker shooting suspect cleared

The suspect in the seemingly random shooting of a photographer hitchhiking along a rural Montana highway has been cleared of the crime and the investigation is continuing, authorities said Thursday.

June 14, 2012 7:47 pmLoading…

Bail boosted to $100K in Montana hitchhiker shooting

UPDATED: Sheriff: Montana hitchhiker shooting suspect cleared

June 14, 2012 10:16 am Photos

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Prosecutors want higher bail in drive-by shooting of hitchhiker

Prosecutors want higher bail in drive-by shooting of hitchhiker

Prosecutors are seeking to increase bail to $100,000 on a man being held in the weekend shooting of a hitchhiker outside of Glasgow.

June 12, 2012 12:23 pmLoading…

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