Man accused of pointing handgun at other motorists

May 2—A 46-year-old motorist is going through a felony cost after allegedly leveling a handgun at the occupants of one other automobile at a Columbia Falls gasoline station on Monday.

Prosecutors introduced Shawn Patrick Bevard up on one rely of felony assault with a weapon in reference to the alleged April 29 confrontation. Bevard, who is predicted to seem earlier than Judge Dan Wilson in Flathead County District Court for his arraignment on May 16, stays in jail with bail set at $20,000.

Flathead County Sheriff’s Office deputies questioned Bevard after responding to the gasoline station about 8:24 p.m., in response to court docket paperwork. The two victims advised investigators they noticed Bevard pull out a handgun and aimed it at them, court docket paperwork mentioned.

While talking with Bevard, deputies allegedly noticed a black semi-automatic handgun within the automobile. Bevard accused the victims of making “an inappropriate gesture” at him, court docket paperwork mentioned. He advised investigators he had two handguns in his automobile, in response to court docket paperwork.

Assault with a weapon is punishable by as much as 20 years in Montana State Prison and a $50,000 wonderful.

News Editor Derrick Perkins might be reached at 758-4430 or [email protected].

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