Arrest of Mark Logan – date of incident correction


For Immediate Release

On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Mark Paul Logan was arrested by the Meagher County Sheriff’s Office on a Gallatin County warrant for Felony Assault with a Weapon in connection with the stabbing that occurred in Gallatin Gateway on October 23, 2011.

Gallatin County Detectives gained information on Tuesday that indicated Logan may be in the White Sulphur Springs area. Meagher County SO was notified and was able to locate Logan in White Sulphur Springs. He was arrested at the Tenderfoot Laundromat without incident.

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                                                SEX:           Male  

                                                DOB:          04/26/1972

AGE:           39

                                                HEIGHT:     6’ 02”

WEIGHT:    185 lbs.

                                                HAIR:         Brown

EYES:          Hazel



                                                Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Bozeman, MT



A felony warrant has been issued for Mark Paul LOGAN for the offense of Assault with a Weapon.  The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office alleges that LOGAN committed the offense in Gallatin Gateway in the early morning of October 23, 2011.  If anyone knows LOGAN’s current location, immediately call 911 or contact your local law enforcement, or call the the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office at the numbers listed below.  Callers providing legitimate information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a Crimestoppers reward.  He is considered to be a high danger risk to others, do not confront him or attempt to detain him.



          Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Main Number          406-582-2100 (opt. #2)

          Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division 406-582-2121

          Crimestoppers (you may remain anonymous)         406-586-1131

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Will Take Place On November 9, 2011

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 12 p.m. mountain time and may last up to three and a half minutes.  The public will hear a message indicating that “This is a test.”  The audio message will be the same for both radio, television, and cable.

The National-level EAS is a public alert and warning system that enables the President of the United States to address the American public during extreme emergencies.  Similar to local EAS tests that are conducted frequently, the Nationwide Test will involve broadcast radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services and wirelineproviders across all states and territories.

Over the past two years and as part of ongoing national preparedness planning efforts, FEMA, the FCC and other federal partners, State, local, tribal and territorial governments, EAS Participants, and others in the EAS Community have been working toward making this test a reality.

As the federal, state, tribal, territorial and local governments prepare for and test their capabilities, this event serves as a reminder that everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kitand emergency planfor themselves, their families, communities, and businesses.  Anyone can visit or for more information about how to prepare for and stay informed about what to do in the event of an actual emergency.

Overnight Stay No Treat for Two Hunters

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For Immediate Release 10-31-11 at 5:07 p.m.

(Bozeman) – Gallatin County Search and Rescue personnel were able to locate a pair of hunters this morning after the two spent a chilly night on the west side of the Bridger Mountains.

 According to Incident Commander Deputy Mark Hernandez of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, the hunters, a father and son from Park County, began their hunting trip Sunday when they hiked the Fairy Lake trailhead and over Sacajawea Peak. The two hunters were looking to fill a mountain goat tag.

 After successfully killing their game, the two dressed the animal out and began packing portions of the carcass out.  Instead of traveling back over Sacajawea Peak (east), the pair attempted to hike downhill (west), toward Bozeman.  Their assumption that going downhill would be easier tuned out to be wrong.  The hike turned out to be much tougher and disorienting than they thought and when it got dark the hunters stopped, made a campfire and called their families to let them know they were lost and where they thought they were. Then their cell phone died. 

 Search and Rescue units were dispatched to the area after 11:00 o’clock when the families called 9-1-1.  Last night’s search was unsuccessful, but an early helicopter recon flight by searchers this morning located the hunters in Dry Canyon, about two miles east of Springhill Community Road.

 Other than having to spend a long night under a goat skin, both hunters were uninjured.

 “Once again we remind hunters to be prepared,” says Deputy Hernandez.  “A day trip can turn into a back country overnight stay very quickly.  We urge hunters to take extra clothing, fire-making supplies, a first aid kit, a charged cell phone, extra food and extra water.”

 Hernandez adds, “When these two hunters realized they were faced with a night in the woods, they did the right thing.  They let someone know, they stayed put and they built a fire. They may have lost some sleep, we got them home safe and sound.”



On October 23, 2011, Gallatin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Stacey’s Bar at 300 Mill Road in Gallatin Gateway for a report of an assault that occurred early Sunday morning. A 32-year-old male was stabbed several times outside the bar. The male was transported to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone having information regarding this incident to contact the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office at 582-2100 #2, or Headwaters Crimestoppers tip line at 586-1131 with any information. Callers may remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward.

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On October 23, 2011, at approximately 1:40 p.m., the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County Search and Rescue, Gallatin Gateway Rural Fire and AMR responded to a report of a injured hiker approximately one mile up the Cottonwood Canyon Trailhead.

An adult female slipped on a log and fell injuring her ankle and calf. The hiker was unable to walk. Rescuers responded to help assist the hiker down the trail.

Lick Creek Backcountry Rescue

On Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 10:07 a.m. the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Gallatin County Search and Rescue responded to Lick Creek Trailhead in the Hyalite area south of Bozeman for a back country rescue. A 63 year-old man was injured while elk hunting. His hunting companion flagged down a passing motorist on Hyalite Canyon road and reported his companion had fallen and possibly broken his ankle about a half-mile up the canyon from Lick Creek Trailhead. The motorist in turn contacted dispatch personnel by calling 911 on their cell phone.

Search and Rescue volunteers, the victim’s hunting companion and a member of American Medical Response used all terrain vehicles to approach the area and found the man with the help of his hunting companion. The man was stabilized and taken down to the ATV trail using ropes and a litter. Though the man had been lying on the ground for approximately three hours, he was in good condition. Search and Rescue personnel transported the man to the trailhead by ATV’s where he was driven to town by his hunting companion to seek medical attention.

Sheriff Cashell reminds hunters that even a short simple hunt in familiar territory can turn into an adventure. Always be prepared with appropriate clothing, food & water and a compass. The two hunters had personal radios which allowed the searchers to speak directly with the victim prior to rescue. Both hunters were commended for hunting as a team, having a plan and following the plan, and having appropriate equipment and clothing for their hunt.


The Gallatin County Sheriff/Coroner has identified the victim in the fatal motor vehicle accident which occurred on I-90 on October 10, 2011 as 64 year-old Carol Leroux of Boulder, MT. The accident is being ivestigated by the Montana Highway Patrol.


On October 6, 2011 at approximately 1: 17 a.m. there was a report of an explosion and fire at a residence off of Jackson Creek Road. Numerous fire departments responded.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. a subject was located and was deceased. The deceased is identified as 74 year-old Jerome Joseph Davis. The explosion and fire are under investigation.