Posted: Oct 4, 2012 2:09 PM by Erin Schattauer
Updated: Oct 4, 2012 2:16 PM
BOZEMAN - A man accused of pointing a gun at a clerk at the Loaf and Jug on West Main Street and demanding money is being held in the Gallatin County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.
Shane Jaeger, 24, of Bozeman appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court via video from the detention center, at times crying and trying to speak, prompting the judge to instruct him to speak through his attorney. He is charged with robbery, a felony.
In setting bail, a judge said Jaeger was a flight risk and danger to the community.
At around 1:13 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, a man entered the Loaf and Jug and pointed a handgun at the store clerk and demanded money. The suspect fled when another man entered the store.
While driving to the store, officers saw a red SUV speeding from the area through an alley. The SUV stopped and a driver exited the vehicle at a trailer park on West Main Street. His clothing matched the description of the clothing worn by the store robber, according to court documents.
The man then began running, and police followed him through a creek and into the trailer park on West College, according to court documents. The suspect was taken into custody in the trailer park and identified as Jaeger.
Jaeger denied any involvement in the robbery, saying he was fishing, court documents state.
A 9mm assault pistol was found in a backpack inside the SUV, according to court documents.
A records check showed that Jaeger was an absconder from formal supervision for felony convictions in Florida, according to court documents.
Jaeger's preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 19.