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Suspect in weekend shooting incident near West Yellowstone to make court appearance

Posted at 2:08 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 16:08:05-04

UPDATE: 8/11/2020, 10:50 A.M. - Brian Marks, 47, appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Tuesday morning. In court it was disclosed that Marks has been living in Belgrade since June, for seasonal work. Marks does have an order for protection, unrelated to this case, out of state. He is not supposed to have a weapon, according to court records.
The US Marine veteran is facing a $50,000 bail and if released must wear a GPS monitor.

The man suspected of shooting at a group of people on Saturday will make his initial appearance in Justice Court Tuesday morning.

According to a press release from the Gallatin County Sheriff, Brian J. Marks, 47, from Belgrade was taken into custody Monday for the shooting incident that occurred Saturday afternoon in the West Yellowstone area.

Marks is in the Gallatin County Detention Center charged with three counts of Felony Assault with a Weapon and Robbery. Marks initial appearance will be on video this morning at 10:30 am with Justice Court. The affidavit of probable cause is available from Gallatin County Justice Court.

Sheriff Brian Gootkin thanked the following agencies for their assistance with this case:

  • West Yellowstone Police Department
  • Hebgen Basin Fire Department
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Park Service
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • Montana Highway Patrol
  • Idaho State Police
  • Bozeman Police Department (SRT)
  • Bozeman Fire Department (SRT)

We'll update this story after Marks' court appearance.