Posted: Jun 10, 2012 6:34 PM by Dustin Klemann - MTN News
Updated: Jun 10, 2012 10:59 PM
BILLINGS - A drive-by shooting in Glasgow sends a West Virginia hitchhiker to the hospital. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the arm, by a man he did not know.
The incident happened around 6 p.m. last night at a historical marker west of Glasgow on Highway 2.
Valley County authorities say 52-year-old Charles Lloyd Danielson III, pulled up along side 39-year-old Raymond Dolin of West Virginia and shot him. Danielson left the scene in a maroon pickup.
Authorities say Dolin sustained a single gunshot wound in the arm, but was able to flag down help and was then transported to the hospital in Glasgow. Danielson was later found and arrested east of Glasgow in Culbertson.
Valley County Sheriff Glenn Myer says the incident is strange considering the two didn't know each other,
"It appears to be an absolute random event. They did not know each other. They did not have a confrontation. He just drove up there and shot him. We're unclear as to why."
Danielson is being held on the suspicion of felony assault with a weapon and driving under the influence. He will be transported back to Glasgow on Monday.
As for Dolin, he was hitchhiking across the country while writing his memoirs titled, "The Kindness of America."
The shooting remains under investigation.