Sheridan Man Charged with Assault from Montana Road Rage Incident

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Matthew Scott Anderson, of Sheridan, pleaded not guilty to a felony assault charge in Yellowstone County District Court stemming from a road rage incident in Lockwood, Mont. where he allegedly flashed a handgun during a road rage incident.
Matthew Scott Anderson, of Sheridan, pleaded not guilty to a felony assault charge in Yellowstone County District Court stemming from a road rage incident in Lockwood, Mont. where he allegedly flashed a handgun during a road rage incident.

A 30 year-old Sheridan man was charged with felony assault with a weapon Tuesday, stemming from an incident in Montana where he allegedly flashed a handgun during a road rage confrontation.

The Billings Gazette reports Matthew Scott Anderson pleaded not guilty to the charge during his arraignment in Yellowstone County District Court.

According to court documents, a man reported to authorities that he was leaving his job and pulled in front of a pickup truck just outside the parking lot. As the pickup driver drove past the man, he pointed a handgun at him, according to court records.

The man reports the pickup truck followed him home and exited his truck. During a confrontation both men exchanged words before Anderson fled the scene. Even after he left, Anderson allegedly returned to the man's home - slowly driving by the home twice following the initial confrontation.

A responding deputy eventually located the pickup truck and found Anderson parked in a trailer park. Court documents state Anderson admitted to following the man to his residence - and threatening to beat him up for squealing his tires - but Anderson denied that he flashed a handgun at the man.

As his case is pending, Anderson may be free on a $5,000 bond.

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