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The charges are piling up against a Ballantine man suspected in a string of ATM hits.

Anthony William Felton, 26, made an initial appearance on a new burglary charge Thursday in Yellowstone County Justice Court. Felton is being held in the county jail on bond of $45,000.

Felton is now accused of breaking into Geyser Park in December and attempting to cut open an ATM.

Felton broke through the glass front doors of the amusement park and used a concrete saw to try to cut into the ATM on Dec. 3, 2017, charges state. He ran after seven minutes, surveillance footage shows, and did not access the cash inside the machine.

Felton was arrested a week and a half later on outstanding warrants, after sheriff’s deputies chased him down on the shoulder of Interstate 94. The deputies used a Taser to bring down Felton.

After his arrest, Felton admitted to detectives in a jailhouse interview that he had attempted to break into the Geyser Park ATM, and that he was responsible for the theft of an entire ATM from the La Quinta Inn and Suites. There was $1,360 in cash inside at the time.

Felton also admitted to detectives that he’d tried to cut into the ATM at Stockman Bank in Worden using a saw.

That case is currently under investigation by the FBI, a spokesman confirmed, but the date of the incident and other details were not yet being released.

Other active charges against Felton include a case in which he’s accused of burglarizing a Heights home in July, prying open a safe and stealing 29 guns. He’s also been charged with possessing a stolen vehicle and prying open the ATM at a casino to steal $6,800.


Justice Reporter

Justice reporter for the Billings Gazette.