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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.

November 26, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
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.

November 26, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Jury convicts man on 1 of 2 counts in child sex abuse case

At the end of a two-day trial on Tuesday, a jury convicted a 21-year-old man of sexually assaulting a young girl but acquitted him of raping her twin sister.

November 26, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Man charged with putting camera in ex’s shower says he was filming chickens

Man charged with putting camera in ex’s shower says he was filming chickens

When a woman confronted her 41-year-old live-in ex-boyfriend in early August about a camera hidden in a hole in her shower, he told her he had installed it the day before, according to prosecutors.

November 25, 2014 7:20 pmLoading…
Judge sentences man to 5 years of probation for 4th domestic assault

Judge sentences man to 5 years of probation for 4th domestic assault

A 49-year-old man who has pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife, his fourth domestic-violence offense, was sentenced Monday to five years probation.

November 25, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
'I really learned from my mistakes': Man gets probation for check scheme, skipping court date

'I really learned from my mistakes': Man gets probation for check scheme, skipping court date

A Billings judge on Tuesday ordered 15 years of probation for a Georgia man who pleaded guilty in an elaborate check-cashing scheme and admitted that he skipped out on an earlier sentencing hearing in that case.

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Man who offered heroin to burglary victim pleads guilty to 2 felony counts

Man who offered heroin to burglary victim pleads guilty to 2 felony counts

A man prosecutors said broke into a home and offered to share his heroin with the homeowner when he was caught pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony burglary and drug possession.

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'It's devastating': Man pleads not guilty in Oct. 2 killing, later assault case

'It's devastating': Man pleads not guilty in Oct. 2 killing, later assault case

A 28-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to a homicide charge alleging he shot and killed a man in downtown Billings on Oct. 2 and to three additional felonies alleging he attacked another man on Nov. 17, fracturing his face while beating him 15 to 20 times with a stick.

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Release of police dog sends car theft suspect to the ground

Release of police dog sends car theft suspect to the ground

A Billings police dog helped officers catch a suspected car thief who reportedly ran from police on Sunday near the Heights Wal-Mart.

November 24, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Prosecutors: Man burned girlfriend with cigarette, made kids flush his meth needles

Prosecutors: Man burned girlfriend with cigarette, made kids flush his meth needles

A man appeared in court Monday on allegations he burned his girlfriend with a cigarette lighter, slapped her with the side of a butcher knife and told his sons to get rid of evidence of his meth use after he injected himself with the drug.

November 24, 2014 7:10 pmLoading…
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…
Homicide defendant faces 3 additional felonies in home-invasion beating

Homicide defendant faces 3 additional felonies in home-invasion beating

A man accused in an Oct. 2 homicide is facing charges in another case alleging that a day before his arrest he entered a Billings home without permission and fractured a man’s face while beating him 15 to 20 times with a stick.

November 24, 2014 10:30 am Related Loading…
'It’s OK to be touchy-feely': Officers use empathy, active listening to end standoffs

'It’s OK to be touchy-feely': Officers use empathy, active listening to end standoffs

On a Monday morning in March 2012, a 20-something man stepped out onto the Rims above Billings and appeared to be considering jumping to his death.

November 24, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Man charged in pair of knife attacks; 1 victim in critical condition

Man charged in pair of knife attacks; 1 victim in critical condition

A man arrested after police went to a house described by a prosecutor as “covered in blood” is facing two counts of assault with a weapon, and another man remained in critical condition Friday with a stab wound to the chest.

November 21, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Bozeman woman given 20 years of supervision for drunkenly smothering infant son

Bozeman woman given 20 years of supervision for drunkenly smothering infant son

On Friday, the day her son would have turned 3 years old, a Bozeman woman was sentenced to 20 years of state supervision for falling asleep while drunk and smothering him to death in a Billings hotel room in 2012.

November 21, 2014 2:48 pmLoading…
Man admits choking wife outside Billings bar

Man admits choking wife outside Billings bar

A man accused of choking his wife in December 2013 and then using a metal pipe to hit a man who tried to intervene pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated assault.

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Woman admits endangering son by driving under the influence of prescription drugs

Woman admits endangering son by driving under the influence of prescription drugs

A woman admitted Friday that she endangered her son by driving while under the influence of prescription drugs.

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Man admits assaulting wife one week after sentencing for earlier assault

Man admits assaulting wife one week after sentencing for earlier assault

A 29-year-old man admitted Friday that he assaulted his wife in March — less than one week after he was sentenced for beating the same woman.

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Woman accused of using piece of wood to assault boyfriend

Woman accused of using piece of wood to assault boyfriend

A woman accused of scratching her boyfriend’s face until he bled and then beating him with a piece of wood appeared in court Thursday on a felony assault with a weapon charge.

November 20, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Man sentenced for DUI, criminal endangerment and bail-jumping

Man sentenced for DUI, criminal endangerment and bail-jumping

A Billings judge Thursday sentenced a 34-year-old man to the Montana Department of Corrections for felony counts of DUI and criminal endangerment.

November 20, 2014 5:11 pmLoading…
Alleged driver, gunman facing charges in pair of casino robberies

Alleged driver, gunman facing charges in pair of casino robberies

Two men — identified by investigators as a driver and a gunman — are facing felony charges in connection to a pair of recent casino robberies committed in Billings in the span about five hours.

November 20, 2014 1:07 pm Photos

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Man admits firing shotgun in downtown Billings apartment

Man admits firing shotgun in downtown Billings apartment

A 59-year-old man admitted Thursday that he fired a shotgun inside a downtown Billings apartment in April and pleaded guilty to felony criminal endangerment.

November 20, 2014 1:05 pmLoading…
Woman denies robbing barista at gunpoint

Woman denies robbing barista at gunpoint

A woman arrested Nov. 7 after she allegedly pulled a gun at a Billings coffee kiosk and demanded money from a barista pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony robbery.

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Woman admits to driving wrong way on interstate while drunk

A 42-year-old woman admitted Thursday that she drove the wrong way on Interstate 90 and Interstate 94 in August and that her blood alcohol concentration was more than twice the legal driving limit at the time.

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Prosecutors: Man met underage girl for sex, gave her cocaine

A 32-year-old man accused of giving an underage girl cocaine and having sex with her at a Billings trailer home in May 2013 pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony sexual intercourse without consent.

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Man accused of choking, head-butting girlfriend

A 27-year-old man facing two felony assault charges is accused of choking and head-butting his girlfriend after they got into a fight and she reportedly told him to kill himself.

November 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Man accused of threatening sheriff’s captain with wooden rod

A man accused of threatening a captain in the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office with a wooden rod on Tuesday is facing a felony assault with a weapon charge.

November 19, 2014 4:18 pmLoading…
Homicide suspect appears in Big Horn County; charging documents shed new light on investigation

Homicide suspect appears in Big Horn County; charging documents shed new light on investigation

Authorities arrested a 28-year-old man in Hardin on Tuesday, a day after charging documents were filed alleging he shot and killed a 36-year-old man in Billings on Oct. 2.

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Man charged in home-invasion attacks on elderly woman, nuns set for February trial

Man charged in home-invasion attacks on elderly woman, nuns set for February trial

A February trial has been set for a man charged with attacking three elderly women — two of them nuns — during home-invasions in August of last year.

November 18, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Man’s 8th DUI leads to revoked sentence for DUI No. 7

Man’s 8th DUI leads to revoked sentence for DUI No. 7

A man’s eighth DUI — committed less than three weeks after he was given probation for his seventh DUI — prompted a judge to revoke his probation Tuesday and sentence him to three years with the Department of Corrections.

November 18, 2014 2:46 pmLoading…
19-year-old man sentenced for theft, assaulting Laurel police officer

19-year-old man sentenced for theft, assaulting Laurel police officer

A 19-year-old man received a partially suspended 10-year sentence Tuesday for multiple offenses, including assaulting a Laurel Police officer, in connection with a February incident that ended with his arrest and his co-defendant crashing a stolen pickup after being shot by a sheriff’s deputy.

November 18, 2014 1:47 pm Photos

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Man charged with felony DUI after witnesses spot him drunkenly falling out of pickup

A driver who witnesses reported fell from his pickup when he parked it at a convenience store appeared in court Monday on a felony DUI charge.

November 17, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…

Man, 21, charged with drunkenly endangering girlfriend, assaulting her father

A 21-year-old man is facing charges that on Sunday he sped around the South Side while drunk, hit a curb that deployed an airbag injuring his girlfriend, and later assaulted her father when he came to assist her.

November 17, 2014 5:01 pmLoading…
Drug charges, failing to register as violent offender net man 10-year-prison sentence

Drug charges, failing to register as violent offender net man 10-year-prison sentence

A judge Monday ordered 10 years in the Montana State Prison for a man convicted of failing to register as a violent offender and on multiple drug charges.

November 17, 2014 4:44 pm Photos

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Judge gives man 3-year deferred sentence in Laurel high-speed chase

Judge gives man 3-year deferred sentence in Laurel high-speed chase

A judge Monday gave a 24-year-old man a three-year deferred sentence for leading police on a high-speed chase through Laurel that ended with a crash.

November 17, 2014 3:53 pmLoading…
Judge orders 20 years of probation for Georgia man involved in check-cashing scheme

Judge orders 20 years of probation for Georgia man involved in check-cashing scheme

A Billings judge has sentenced a Georgia man to 20 years of probation and ordered him to pay more than $60,000 in restitution for his role in an elaborate check-cashing scheme.

November 17, 2014 3:36 pmLoading…
Shoplifter who pepper-sprayed Wal-Mart employee gets 3-year sentence

Shoplifter who pepper-sprayed Wal-Mart employee gets 3-year sentence

A judge Monday ordered a three-year sentence for a woman who pepper-sprayed a Wal-Mart employee who confronted her after she shoplifted at the store in April.

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Prosecutor, defense attorney question homicide defendant's wife during 3-hour deposition

Prosecutor, defense attorney question homicide defendant's wife during 3-hour deposition

In a roughly three-hour deposition Friday, a prosecutor grilled a woman about discrepancies in the accounts she has given of what happened the January night her husband is accused of shooting and killing a man she was with in Lockwood.

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Man sentenced in meth, indecent exposure case

Man sentenced in meth, indecent exposure case

A judge Friday gave five years of probation to a man who has admitted to meth possession and exposing himself outside a Billings church.

November 14, 2014 5:52 pm Photos

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Woman sentenced as persistent felony offender for pair of DUI crashes

Woman sentenced as persistent felony offender for pair of DUI crashes

A judge Thursday declared a woman a persistent felony offender and gave her a five-year sentence for driving while high and causing two crashes within minutes of each other last December.

November 13, 2014 3:35 pmLoading…
After 9 hours of deliberation, jury finds man guilty in retrial of rape case

After 9 hours of deliberation, jury finds man guilty in retrial of rape case

After nine hours of deliberation, a jury found a man guilty Wednesday night of raping a woman in April 2013 in a retrial of a case that ended with a hung jury in July.

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Man charged with again assaulting girlfriend

Man charged with again assaulting girlfriend

A 50-year-old man appeared in court Wednesday on a felony domestic assault charge alleging he slapped his girlfriend in the face Monday.

November 12, 2014 3:33 pm Photos

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Walker gets 40 years in prison for role in homicide, kidnapping

Walker gets 40 years in prison for role in homicide, kidnapping

The second of two men who posed as law enforcement officers during a January 2013 kidnapping-turned-homicide faces 40 years in Montana State Prison and won’t be eligible for parole until Feb. 1, 2028.

November 12, 2014 9:45 am Photos

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Judge gives man 6 years of probation for role in check-cashing scheme

Judge gives man 6 years of probation for role in check-cashing scheme

A Billings judge on Monday gave a man six years of probation for his role in a check-cashing scheme that prosecutors have connected to an Atlanta gang.

November 10, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Woman charged in Friday morning robbery at Billings coffee kiosk

A woman arrested Friday after she allegedly pulled a gun at a Billings coffee kiosk and demanded money from a barista appeared in court Monday on a felony robbery charge.

November 10, 2014 3:53 pmLoading…
Woman sentenced to 5 years in ‘horrendous’ cigarette lighter child-abuse case

Woman sentenced to 5 years in ‘horrendous’ cigarette lighter child-abuse case

A 31-year-old woman was sentenced Monday to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections for lying to police as they investigated the cause of third-degree cigarette lighter burns inflicted on her boyfriend’s 6-year-old daughter, who has Down syndrome.

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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 pleads guilty in 2 felony domestic assault cases, admits biting girlfriend

Man pleads guilty in 2 felony domestic assault cases, admits biting girlfriend

A man with a lengthy history of domestic violence pleaded guilty Friday to charges in two cases involving the same victim, his girlfriend, and admitted he bit her on the arm in August.

November 07, 2014 5:34 pmLoading…
19-year-old woman charged with burglarizing mother’s home, stealing new SUV

19-year-old woman charged with burglarizing mother’s home, stealing new SUV

A 19-year-old woman appeared in court Friday on charges she burglarized her mother’s home Wednesday and stole her 2014 Honda sport utility vehicle.

November 07, 2014 4:35 pmLoading…

Charging documents: Man had sex with underage girl, gave her cocaine

A 32-year-old man allegedly gave an underage girl cocaine and had sex with her at a Billings trailer home in May 2013.

November 07, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

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