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Task force arrests Ramirez brother wanted for probation violation, skipping sentencing

Task force arrests Ramirez brother wanted for probation violation, skipping sentencing

The U.S. Marshals Service and Billings Police Department arrested a 37-year-old man who has been wanted since failing to appear for sentencing in October.

December 19, 2014 6:14 pm Photos

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Man with 14 felonies facing 7 more; accused of drunkenly ramming 2 motorists

Man with 14 felonies facing 7 more; accused of drunkenly ramming 2 motorists

A man with five DUIs — and a total of 14 felony convictions — rammed a Billings resident’s garage door Tuesday, after bumbling a burglary, and then fled and rammed two motorists, including a mother who had two infants with her, according to prosecutors.

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Man pleads not guilty to 12 charges in high-speed chase that ended in pile-up

Man pleads not guilty to 12 charges in high-speed chase that ended in pile-up

A habitual traffic offender accused in a recent high-speed chase that ended in a pileup at a busy intersection in Billings pleaded not guilty to a dozen charges in Yellowstone County District Court on Friday.

December 19, 2014 5:11 pm Photos

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Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges in horse neglect case

Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges in horse neglect case

A 60-year-old man took a plea deal Friday and admitted to animal cruelty charges for neglecting two horses, one of which may need to be euthanized, according to a prosecutor.

December 19, 2014 5:04 pm Photos

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Man who shot at officer, restaurant worker to be sentenced in February

Man who shot at officer, restaurant worker to be sentenced in February

A man who admitted he attempted to kill a Billings police officer and a restaurant worker in a shooting outside a Heights restaurant in July is scheduled to be sentenced in February.

December 16, 2014 5:01 pm Photos

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Man sentenced to almost 9 years facing new domestic assault charge

Man sentenced to almost 9 years facing new domestic assault charge

A man sentenced last week to almost nine years with the Montana Department of Corrections is facing a felony domestic-assault charge accusing him of beating his common-law wife in November.

December 16, 2014 4:47 pmLoading…
Jury convicts man of felony domestic assault

Jury convicts man of felony domestic assault

After less than an hour of deliberation, a 12-person jury on Tuesday convicted a 30-year-old man of felony domestic assault for choking his girlfriend in April.

December 16, 2014 3:55 pmLoading…
Man pleads to reduced charge in criminal endangerment case

Man pleads to reduced charge in criminal endangerment case

A 26-year-old man initially accused of trying to run over a contractor after being fired from a roofing job pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor negligent endangerment.

December 16, 2014 3:47 pmLoading…
Prosecutors: Man who raped 23-month-old also molested 6-year-old

Prosecutors: Man who raped 23-month-old also molested 6-year-old

A man recently charged with raping a 23-month-old has admitted to police that he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl last year, according to prosecutors.

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Delta flight bound for Paris makes emergency stop in Billings

Delta flight bound for Paris makes emergency stop in Billings

A Delta flight bound for Paris with more than 200 people on board made an emergency landing in Billings shortly after 7 p.m. Monday after an “electrical odor” was detected, according to an airport official.

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Man charged in Friday night stabbing outside South Side bar

Man charged in Friday night stabbing outside South Side bar

A man arrested after a stabbing outside a South Side bar late Friday night made an initial court appearance Monday.

December 15, 2014 5:42 pmLoading…
Man facing felony animal cruelty charges after neglected horses found in barn

Man facing felony animal cruelty charges after neglected horses found in barn

A man accused of severely neglecting two horses — one found to be at a high risk for starvation, the other with an infected penis sheath — is facing four felony animal cruelty charges.

December 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Woman charged with dealing drugs, exposing 6-month-old to meth

Woman charged with dealing drugs, exposing 6-month-old to meth

Prosecutors have charged a woman with selling meth to an informant three times and exposing a 6-month-old child to methamphetamine.

December 12, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…
Man pleads guilty to aggravated assault for attacking woman in fight over bag

Man pleads guilty to aggravated assault for attacking woman in fight over bag

One of two people accused of beating woman in a July dispute over a bag pleaded guilty Friday to felony aggravated assault.

December 12, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Bond set at $175K for man charged in chase that led to pile-up

Bond set at $175K for man charged in chase that led to pile-up

A Billings judge on Thursday set bond at $175,000 for a man facing a dozen charges after his arrest in connection with a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle that ended in a collision involving four other vehicles.

December 11, 2014 4:43 pm Photos

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Woman pleads guilty to arson in South Side house fire

Woman pleads guilty to arson in South Side house fire

A 47-year-old woman admitted Thursday that she set fire to a South Side home in February.

December 11, 2014 2:09 pm Photos

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FBI: Death of Lame Deer man under investigation

The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs are investigating the death of a man who, according to his family, was stabbed to death outside his home north of Lame Deer on Nov. 22.

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January inquest set in death of man killed by Billings police officer

January inquest set in death of man killed by Billings police officer

A coroner’s inquest has been scheduled for early January in the death of an unarmed man shot and killed by a Billings police officer.

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Man charged with choking girlfriend 2 times in same night

Prosecutors have charged a man with choking his girlfriend twice in the same night, once while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher.

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31-year-old charged with repeatedly punching girlfriend

A 31-year-old man accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend in the face appeared in court Tuesday on a felony domestic assault charge.

December 09, 2014 4:24 pmLoading…
Woman charged in May burglary of Billings residence

Woman charged in May burglary of Billings residence

A 30-year-old woman appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on a felony burglary charge alleging she broke into a Billings residence in May.

December 08, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Man charged with intentionally causing wife to crash; son, 4, injured

Man charged with intentionally causing wife to crash; son, 4, injured

A man is facing two felony assault with a weapon charges accusing him of ramming a vehicle driven by his wife, injuring both her and their 4-year-old son, in August.

December 08, 2014 5:17 pmLoading…
Man, woman charged in Sunday morning convenience store robbery

Man, woman charged in Sunday morning convenience store robbery

Two 22-year-olds arrested Sunday after a knife-wielding man robbed a convenience store on 17th Street West made initial court appearances Monday on felony robbery charges.

December 08, 2014 4:47 pm Photos

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Man pleads not guilty to choking girlfriend

Man pleads not guilty to choking girlfriend

A man accused of choking his girlfriend and threatening to kill her children pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony aggravated assault charge.

December 05, 2014 4:12 pmLoading…
Couple denies exposing kids to meth; mother accused of threatening girl with knife

Couple denies exposing kids to meth; mother accused of threatening girl with knife

A couple pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that they exposed their three children, ages 12, 11 and 6, to methamphetamine use — and the mother denied an additional charge alleging she threatened the oldest child with a knife.

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Ex-boyfriend pleads not guilty to hidden cam charge; says he was filming chickens

Ex-boyfriend pleads not guilty to hidden cam charge; says he was filming chickens

When a woman confronted her ex-boyfriend about a camera lens peeking through a hole in her shower, he told her he had put the camera in place to monitor chickens he had been cleaning, prosecutors say.

December 05, 2014 3:18 pmLoading…
Man sentenced for aggravated assault on girlfriend

Man sentenced for aggravated assault on girlfriend

A judge on Friday ordered probation and house arrest for a 25-year-old man who previously pleaded guilty to attacking his girlfriend in February.

December 05, 2014 2:51 pmLoading…
Man admits drunkenly causing March collision, crashing into house

Man admits drunkenly causing March collision, crashing into house

A 48-year-old man prosecutors say caused a collision and then drove into a house that had three children inside in March pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment and DUI on Friday.

December 05, 2014 1:37 pmLoading…
Man denies charges that he burned wife with cigarette, had kids flush meth needles

Man denies charges that he burned wife with cigarette, had kids flush meth needles

A man accused of burning his wife with a cigarette and then telling his sons to flush evidence of his meth use after injecting himself with the drug pleaded not guilty Friday to six charges.

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Authorities seeking two pre-release walkaways

Authorities seeking two pre-release walkaways

Authorities are searching for two men who walked away from a Billings pre-release center on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

December 04, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Man, 26, charged with raping 23-month-old; bond set at $250,000

Man, 26, charged with raping 23-month-old; bond set at $250,000

A 26-year-old man accused of raping a 23-month-old girl — who police said suffered life-threatening injuries — made an initial court appearance Thursday on two felony charges.

December 04, 2014 2:49 pm Photos

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Judge orders 5-year sentence for man who endangered children outside gymnastics school

Judge orders 5-year sentence for man who endangered children outside gymnastics school

A Billings judge on Thursday sentenced a man to a total of five years with the Montana Department of Corrections for crashing a stolen vehicle and endangering children and others outside a Billings gymnastics school in September 2013.

December 04, 2014 1:59 pmLoading…

Woman admits driving drunk, endangering daughter

A 32-year-old woman charged with driving while drunk with her daughter in the vehicle pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment and DUI on Thursday.

December 04, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…
Man denies charges in 2 knife attacks

Man denies charges in 2 knife attacks

A man charged in two recent knife assaults — one of which left another man in critical condition after he was stabbed in the chest — pleaded not guilty Thursday to two felonies.

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Judge orders 5-year commitment for man shot by deputy in high-speed chase

Judge orders 5-year commitment for man shot by deputy in high-speed chase

A Billings judge ordered a partially suspended 10-year sentence for a 20-year-old man involved in two high-speed chases in February, one of which ended with the man crashing a stolen pickup after being shot in the hand by a deputy.

December 03, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
‘Afraid he’s going to kill somebody’: Man charged in 2nd high-speed chase in 3 weeks

‘Afraid he’s going to kill somebody’: Man charged in 2nd high-speed chase in 3 weeks

A 20-year-old man charged in May with assaulting his pregnant girlfriend — and charged last month with fleeing from police and attempting to steal an elderly man’s car — is facing new charges after he reached 80 mph while speeding away from a state trooper in Billings on Wednesday, according…

December 03, 2014 5:20 pmLoading…
Charging documents: Burglar was wearing stolen jersey when arrested

Charging documents: Burglar was wearing stolen jersey when arrested

A 26-year-old man is facing charges that he possessed meth and broke into a home in May and stole about $2,700 worth of electronics and other items, including a football jersey he was reportedly wearing when police arrested him.

December 02, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
Judge sentences man to 30 years in prison for child porn, abusing 6-year-old

Judge sentences man to 30 years in prison for child porn, abusing 6-year-old

A Billings judge Tuesday sentenced a 45-year-old man to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl over a period of six months in 2012 and for having hundreds of images of child pornography.

December 02, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Man charged with selling meth near Billings high school

Man charged with selling meth near Billings high school

A man accused of selling meth within 1,000 feet of Billings Central Catholic High School a year ago appeared in court Tuesday on two felony drug distribution charges.

December 02, 2014 5:51 pmLoading…
Tweet collection: #incourttoday

Tweet collection: #incourttoday

A November 2014 collection of funny, odd, sad or otherwise curious things observed in Yellowstone County courtrooms, most of which wouldn't ever make it into a news story. This is the sixth monthly collection of #incourttoday tweets from reporter Eddie Gregg (@TheEddieGregg). Look for a new…

December 02, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Woman pleads to reduced charge in kidnapping case

Woman pleads to reduced charge in kidnapping case

A woman admitted Tuesday that she sold meth to an informant and pleaded guilty to a reduced charge for her role in a kidnapping case in which the victim was shot repeatedly with a BB gun after being accused of stealing drugs.

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Man enters Alford pleas in domestic assault case

Man enters Alford pleas in domestic assault case

A man charged with again assaulting his girlfriend entered Alford pleas to two charges on Monday.

December 01, 2014 5:02 pmLoading…
Man gets 5 years for beer mug assault

Man gets 5 years for beer mug assault

A Billings judge Monday sentenced a 35-year-old man to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections for assaulting another man with a beer mug.

December 01, 2014 4:50 pmLoading…
Man charged with meth distribution, exposing child to drugs

Man charged with meth distribution, exposing child to drugs

Police tracking down a stolen iPhone traced the device to a Billings motel room Sunday, where they found a man dealing meth, according to prosecutors.

December 01, 2014 4:32 pmLoading…
Man charged in Lockwood killing surprises prosecutors, pleads guilty on day of trial

Man charged in Lockwood killing surprises prosecutors, pleads guilty on day of trial

Martin Jon Pond Jr. surprised prosecutors and pleaded guilty to mitigated deliberate homicide on Monday morning, just before jury selection for his trial was scheduled to begin.

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Homicide trial in January Lockwood shooting to begin Monday

Homicide trial in January Lockwood shooting to begin Monday

In the early hours of Jan. 3, Martin Jon Pond Jr. is accused of shooting 52-year-old Allen Douglas Alderman to death outside a Lockwood trailer home.

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Man stabbed, killed in Lame Deer on Nov. 22, family says

A 54-year-old man was stabbed and killed in Lame Deer on the evening of Nov. 22, according to members of his family.

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2 accused of stealing car from couple in Heights carjacking early Friday

2 accused of stealing car from couple in Heights carjacking early Friday

A man and woman are facing felony charges after an alleged carjacking in the Heights early Friday that ended with a high-speed chase and a police car being rammed.

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Woman charged with helping man accused in home-invasion attack on retired nuns

Woman charged with helping man accused in home-invasion attack on retired nuns

Prosecutors charged a second person on Wednesday in connection with a pair of August 2013 home invasion robberies that targeted three elderly women, including two retired nuns who were seriously injured.

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Charges: Couple exposed 3 children to meth, mother threatened daughter, 12, with knife

Charges: Couple exposed 3 children to meth, mother threatened daughter, 12, with knife

A couple was charged Wednesday with exposing their three children, ages 12, 11 and 6, to methamphetamine use, and the mother faces an additional charge that she threatened the oldest child with a knife.

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