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Bond set at $50k for man accused of trying to shoot, run over two people

Posted: 5:27 PM, Jun 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-14 19:27:07-04

HELENA – A Helena man who allegedly tried to run over and shoot two people near Hauser Dam appeared in Lewis and Clark Justice Court Friday.

Michael Lee Roope, 39, has been charged with four counts of felony assault with a weapon. His bond was set at $50,000.

According to court documents, at around 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, two individuals reported encountering Roope in the area of Black Sandy Campground near Hauser Dam.

Roope is accused of trying to first run over the two individuals with his truck when one of them threw their beverage at the vehicle.

Roope then allegedly pulled out a gun, shot through his window at the individuals, and then tried to hit them again with his vehicle before leaving the area.

He was arrested in Clancy early Thursday morning without incident.

Roope is also being held on a probation violation and will make his plea in District Court on July 3.

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