Man Jailed for Threatening Officers

A local man has been charged with multiple offenses for threatening to kill officers at a bar in Belgrade, Montana.

The news is coming from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. According to the report, 65-year-old Larry Ward Hill of Sheridan is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $20,000 bail on three charges: felony intimidation and misdemeanor, disorderly conduct and obstructing a peace officer.

According to charging documents, Hill made the threatens on an evening this week, after the bartender and staff called police to keep him from leaving on a motorcycle, because he was inebriated. While an employee was on the phone with dispatch, Hill got off his motorcycle voluntarily, returned to the bar and began threatening to kill bartenders.

He then threatened the officers upon arrival, using phrases like, “you're dead,” and “are you willing to give up your life for this?”

He continued to make threats, according to the report, after he was placed under arrest, saying to the officers: “You're dead. Your family is dead. I will kill everybody in your family.”

During his arraignment, the county's attorney said that Hill had two DUI charges in Colorado in 2006 and a DUI conviction in Wyoming in 2011. The felony intimidation charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $50,000.

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