Posted: Jan 9, 2013 12:44 PM by Erin Schattauer
Updated: Jan 9, 2013 1:41 PM
BOZEMAN - A Belgrade man accused of burglarizing a home in a Bozeman trailer court with his sister last month pleaded not guilty in Gallatin County District Court today.
Antonio Torres, 21, is accused of helping his sister, Beronica Salas, burglarize a home in the Wagon Wheel Trailer Court in Bozeman in December.
Torres entered the plea before Judge John Brown who set his bail at $35,000.
Torres was arrested after his sister, Salas, reportedly told police that he was also involved in the burglary. Salas was arrested after a chase with police that ended in her being Tasered. Footprints outside the home reportedly matched shoes worn by Torres.
During that burglary, Montana Highway Patrol troopers found a flat screen television, a box for an XBOX 360, a laptop computer and other items with wires still attached in the back of a vehicle driven by Salas, according to court papers. The property matched the items that were reported as being stolen from the residence earlier.
After the burglary, Torres was picked up on a warrant for an incident in July when police say he broke into a residence, assaulted a man and stole a semi-automatic pistol after being asked to leave Teaser's in Three Forks for getting into a fight with a female dancer. In that case, Torres reportedly got into an argument with another man after being asked to leave and told the man, "You'll get yours." At around 3 a.m. on July 3, Torres reportedly entered the residence where the man was staying and assaulted the man.
Torres has multiple cases in Gallatin County involving burglaries.