Police arrested a Bozeman man wanted in three counties after running his license plate outside the Town Pump casino on South Montana Street.
Officers became suspicious when a woman came up to Craig James Britton, 51, as he sat in his car and then quickly left. The man then went into the casino and police called in his plate number.
Britton was wanted on a $100,000 felony warrant out of Musselshell County in central Montana, a $2,500 warrant from Gallatin County and one for $2,000 in Butte-Silver Bow. Police say Britton gave them a phony name at first and then took off running when told about the warrants.
They caught him in seconds, took him to jail and booked him on warrants plus misdemeanor complaints of obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest. He was still jailed late Monday morning with bond set at $105,170.
Threats at Walmart
Two women were booked on robbery complaints for telling loss-prevention officials at Walmart that they would beat them up if they called police.
The officials confronted April Rose Lamere, 21, and Cerenity Marie Shawl, 28, Friday afternoon for allegedly taking three cans of Steel Reserve malt liquor and leaving without paying.
Despite the threat, police were called and caught up with the women after the jumped on a city bus. They were still behind bars on felony robbery complaints as of late Monday morning.
Can't stay away
A woman flagged down police around 12:30 p.m. Saturday to tell them about a disturbance at a residence in the 4800 block of Warren Avenue.
The woman said Jon David Folland, 43, of Butte, came to the residence uninvited and then got in her car as she pulled out and drove to a convenience store. She says he spit on her inside the car and after getting out, reached through the window and grabbed her by the hair.
Another woman picked him up and drove him back to the victim’s residence shortly before police arrived. He was arrested on a parole violation, two misdemeanor complaints for criminal trespassing and one for partner/family member assault.