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Suspect connected to Billings Heights manhunt wanted in Big Horn County

2nd suspect still at large
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Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 11, 2020

BILLINGS- Yellowstone County will temporarily hold custody of a man sought in connection with a Shepherd robbery and shooting, which led to a manhunt in the Billings Heights area last week.

Teylon Fritzler, 29 was arrested on a bench warrant out of Big Horn County, and Yellowstone County plans to send him back to face charges of tampering with evidence, drug possession and criminal contempt from a June incident.

He was seen in Yellowstone County District Court Monday to face the warrant.

Frtizler and another suspect - Brian Prettyweasel, who has yet to be caught- were on the run for what police said was the shooting of a man in Shepherd on Aug. 6. A homeowner was shot after he noticed the two men trying to steal an ATV ramp from a vehicle.

The two men fled, and a deputy spotted the suspect's vehicle heading toward Billings Heights, which led to the manhunt in the Alkali Creek area.

The men abandoned the vehicle at a dead end on Sahara Drive. Police spent hours searching for the men, while area residents were told to shelter in place and lock their doors.

Fritzler was seen by neighbors later that evening emerging from the woods near Tumbleweed Drive and taken into custody on the warrant, while Prettyweasel, 32, is still at large.

Police continue to be on the lookout for Prettyweasel and say he is still considered to be armed and dangerous.

Tuesday, a judge ordered that Fritzler’s case be continued on a bond of $25,000.