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Billings Mom’s Ex Shot
Q2 reports on a shooting outside of an apartment complex at 801 South 28th Street in Billings. Paramedics treated a male victim for a gunshot wound to the neck. He was still conscious and breathing.
According to Billings Police Chief Rich St...
Standoff Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
The man accused of shooting at two probation and parole officers before engaging Billings police in a standoff downtown earlier this month pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday at his arraignment.
60-year-old Michael Jeffrey Anderson was arraigned in Yellowstone County District Court Monday on two…
Amber Alert Canceled
The Gazette reports an amber alert issued early Monday was quickly canceled after a 16-month-old boy and his biological father were located at a Billings South Side residence, according to police.
On Monday morning, the Billings Police Department issued an amber alert after Christopher Joseph Getsdow…
Billings Residents Face Utah Murder Charge
Q2 reports two longtime Billings residents, charged in Utah with the murder of their daughter, have been ordered to stand trial. 26-year-old Miller Costello and his 23-year-old wife, Brenda, were ordered Friday by an Ogden, Utah judge to stand trial on a charge of aggravated murder in the 2017 abuse…
Billings Man Held in Anaconda Murder
Q2 reports that a Billings man is in custody, suspected in a 64-year-old Anaconda woman’ death. Shelley Schafer was found murdered in her home on Tuesday and Butte police believe 53-year-old Troy Johnson may be responsible. Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell said Shafer died in her re…
Montana Safe Neighborhoods
The Gazette reports that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up arrests and prosecutions of violent crime, illegal firearms possession and methamphetamine-related drug crimes in Billings, according to U.S. Attorney for the State of Montana Kurt Alme...
Armed Standoff Ends Without Fatality
Q2 reports that an unidentified man in his sixties was taken into custody after exchanging gunfire with police and holing up for hours in an east Billings residence Tuesday evening. He reportedly fired shots at two Montana Department of Corrections parole officers who knocked on his door on the 1600…
Grocery Store Stabbing
A Billings woman who was stabbed at a downtown grocery store Monday morning was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The 74-year-old male suspect was arrested at the scene.
BPD spokesman Sgt. Harley Cagle described the man as a local transient...
Billings Man Charged with Rape
The Gazette reports that a Billings man has been charged with raping a child. 49-year-old Robert McChesney appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Monday to face a single count of sexual intercourse without consent. The rape reportedly occurred in September when the child was 10 years old, a…
Self-Defense in 2015 Shooting Death
The Gazette reports that prosecutors have declined to press charges in the shooting death of a Billings man in 2015, saying a jury would likely find the suspect’s self-defense claim credible. The decision not to file charges was outlined in a letter from Senior Deputy County Attorney Julie Patten an…

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