A 24-year-old Helena man has been accused of brandishing a firearm exterior a bar in Helena.
Nathan Alan James is charged with two felony counts of assault with a weapon.
On June 27, legislation enforcement responded to Jackson Avenue for studies of a person waving a firearm. Court docket paperwork say a lady identified a person strolling down the sidewalk. Officers met with the person, who recognized himself as James.
The girl stated she noticed the defendant confront a small group of individuals on the Downtown Strolling Mall and level a gun at them. The girl stated the gun wasn’t black or silver, however was somewhat inexperienced or “Military coloured.” She stated the person went to a close-by pickup and put the gun inside it previous to legislation enforcement’s arrival. She stated the folks he pointed the gun at had left the world.
Throughout a search of the world, officers found three undischarged pistol rounds on the sidewalk. Trying via the window of the white pickup, an officer noticed a pistol journal with butt plate the officer described as “matte tan” on the driving force’s seat.
One other officer met with two people who stated they have been concerned. These two instructed the officer they didn’t know the defendant and stated he confronted them for no obvious cause. They stated the defendant pointed a gun at them, and so they stated one thing to the impact of “that higher be a toy gun.” They stated the defendant racked the slide of the firearm a number of occasions, ejecting rounds from the chamber. Additionally they stated he eliminated the journal from the gun, confirmed it to them and reinserted it into the gun.
The victims described the gun as a tan pistol. They have been additionally in a position to describe the defendant’s clothes completely.
The defendant stated he did personal a tan pistol that was situated within the truck. Nonetheless, he denied ever eradicating it or the magazines from the gun case.
All charged are presumed harmless till confirmed responsible.