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Update: Crow murder suspect arrested in Billings

Plainbull was wanted for the death of Lenita Goes Ahead
Posted at 6:05 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 21:26:31-04

Update 5 p.m. Authorities released more information on the murder of Lenita Goes Ahead.

U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said in a news release that Goes Ahead was driving from Pryor to Billings on Blue Creek Road Saturday with a man and a child when she was passed by her ex-boyfriend, Taylor Plainbull 27, who was driving in the opposite direction.

Plainbull was driving a stolen truck, which contained weapons and ammo, according to Alme.

Plainbull turned around and followed Goes Ahead's vehicle, eventually forcing her off the road into a ditch, according to Alme. She was unable to get out of the ditch, so she locked the doors while her passenger called 911 as Plainbull approached with a gun, he told police.

The man said he heard gunshots, and he was injured in his forehead. Goes Ahead was shot at least once, according to Alme.

Plainbull reached the vehicle, took the child and left in his truck. The child was later found, according to Alme.

Update 6:45 a.m.

The Billings Police Department has arrested a man wanted for murder on the Crow Reservation.

Police said Taylor Plainbull was arrested Tuesday morning following a standoff at the Rodeway Inn.

Plainbull was wanted for the death of Lenita Goes Ahead, 26 of Pryor. Goes Ahead was killed Saturday in what they're calling an ambush-style murder.

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BILLINGS - Billings police have closed a section of North 27th Street on Tuesday morning.

The street was closed in both directions between Poly Drive to Airport Road as of 6 a.m.

Northbound traffic will be diverted west onto Poly Drive.

The police department said the closure is due to a criminal investigation, but no other information has been released.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.