Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help in Locating Suspects

Brian M. Gootkin

Dan Springer

Randy Jones

615 South 16th
Bozeman, Montana 59715
(406) 582-2100
FAX (406) 582-2126

June 6, 2018

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help in Locating Suspects

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating individuals involved in damaging property on Axtell Anceney Road near Gallatin Gateway, on the afternoon of Tuesday June 5th.
The suspects are described as: three individuals in a late 90’s model White, GMC or Chevrolet Suburban type vehicle, with Montana 6-county license plates, with a generic Blue background.
The driver was described as being in his late teens to early 20’s with almost shoulder length hair and a blue or green “406” tattoo on the inside of his right bicep. This male may have a scar or small injury under his left eye.
The other two males with the driver are believed to be possibly teenagers.

If anyone has any information about an individual matching the above description, please contact the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 582-2100 or Crimestoppers at (406) 586-1131

Gallatin County Stolen Vehicle Pursuit April 19th



April 19, 2018

On Thursday morning at about 0700 hours, Gallatin County dispatch received a report of a stolen white Honda Accord, from a Belgrade address.

Belgrade Officers went to the address to take the report and located another vehicle that had been reported stolen from the Billings area.

At about the same time, a Montana Highway Patrol trooper witnessed the Honda Accord exit Jackrabbit Lane and access I-90 east bound.

The trooper began to follow the vehicle and it sped up, exiting at the Airport Interchange. A pursuit was begun which continued south on Jackrabbit Lane, to the Four Corners area.

The pursuit continued south on highway 191 towards the mouth of Gallatin Canyon, where law enforcement chose to discontinue pursuing due to public safety concerns.

A short time later, a deputy in Big Sky intercepted the stolen vehicle and began pursuit again. The vehicle turned onto Lone Mountain Road where due to highs speeds and erratic driving, the pursuit was again; discontinued.

Security personnel near the Huntley Lodge witnessed the vehicle enter the area and kept eyes on the vehicle until it began traveling back down Lone Mountain Road. Law Enforcement were able to block the roads to keep the suspect from accessing Highway 191. In the Meadow Village area, the suspect encountered law enforcement and turned back up Lone Mountain Road. Law Enforcement again began pursuit and continued to about mile marker 8 where the suspect vehicle attempted to ram a MHP trooper’s car. The suspect vehicle and the trooper’s vehicle were both disabled. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

The subject is being held at the Gallatin County Detention Center and should have an initial appearance before a Judge on Friday morning.