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Feb 3, 2013 12:38 AM by MTN News

Man threatens 3 teens with gun

An Alder man was arrested Thursday evening after threatening 3 teens with a pistol.

According to Madison County Undersheriff Roger Thompson, Ryan Maddison, 35, is charged with assault with a firearm and criminal endangerment, both felonies according to.

The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. on Thursday. Thompson says two 18-year old males and a 14-year old female, all siblings, were driving on Hwy 287 between Virginia City and Sheridan when a car approached them.

According to Thompson, the car got close to the teen's vehicle then sped up in front of them. Maddison began making hand gestures out of his window and then pulled a gun and began firing rounds into the air. Thompson says bullet casings landed on the hood of the teen's car.

The teens dialed 911 and pulled off the highway and into a nearby relative's home. Maddison followed the teens into the driveway and got out of his car. He approached the driver's side and a verbal altercation ensued. Maddison then pointed a pistol at the male driver but ended up leaving without incident.

Authorities apprehended Maddison a short time later at his home in Alder.

Thompson says the teens do know the suspect but says the incident was completely unprovoked.

Maddison was booked at the Gallatin County Detention Center Thursday and released, conditionally, Saturday on a $25,000 dollar bond.

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