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A 20-year-old Billings man was charged Friday for a vandalism spree in December that prosecutors said caused an estimated $40,000 in damage.

Brandon Daniel Turell is accused with another man of using a stolen BB gun to shoot the windows of about 100 vehicles and at least one house on Dec. 11 and into the next morning.

The damage occurred throughout Billings and in some areas outside the city.

Turell was identified as a suspect in the vandalism when a car he was driving was stopped at 2:30 a.m. for speeding. He appeared Friday in District Court and pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of criminal mischief by common scheme and misdemeanor counts of theft, theft by accountability and DUI.

Prosecutors said a preliminary breath test when Turell was arrested showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.112 percent, above the state legal limit of 0.08. 

A passenger in the car during the vandalism spree, identified by police and court records as 19-year-old Caleb Channing Powers, has not been charged.

Prosecutors allege that the vandalism was done with a BB gun stolen from a sporting-goods store. The pair is also accused of stealing BBs and CO2 canisters from another store.  

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State courts reporter for the Billings Gazette.