BOZEMAN — A Bozeman-area man who was shot and killed by a Gallatin County deputy during a standoff at a storage unit just had been released from jail and was ordered not to possess firearms.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports a Madison County justice of the peace sentenced 50-year-old James Parker Coogler to 14 days in jail for negligent endangerment for a July 3 shooting. He appeared in court on Feb. 1 via video from the Gallatin County jail and was ordered not to possess guns.
The next day, he was released from jail on his own recognizance while facing misdemeanor drug charges in Gallatin County.
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Three days later, Coogler fired a high-powered rifle at law enforcement officers responding to the report of a trespasser at the storage unit near Belgrade.