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Butte men charged with murder for shooting during attempted arrest

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Posted at 10:06 AM, Feb 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 12:06:40-05

BUTTE — Two Butte men pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the shooting death of 42-year-old William Harris in December of last year.

Jay Hubber and Nicholas Jaeger are both charged with deliberate homicide and aggravated burglary following a botched attempt to arrest a man for jumping bond in Harris's home at 815 Main Street on Dec. 19, 2021.

Court papers say Hubber, who is a bondsman, was being assisted by Jaeger to make the arrest. The men are accused of entering the home without permission and struggling with the wanted man. Jaeger is accused of using Hubber's gun to shoot Harris after Harris tried to intervene in the arrest attempt.

Jaeger remains jailed and Hubber is free on bond.