Posted: Apr 12, 2013 3:30 PM by Erin Schattauer
BOZEMAN - A man accused of robbing a Bozeman pharmacy is facing a new charge of theft in a separate case.
Benjamin Bullock, 27, appeared is Gallatin County Justice Court via video from the detention center this morning. The Belgrade man, who was already being held on a $250,000 bail, is now charged with misdemeanor theft for an incident at Cellular One in Bozeman.
Bullock pleaded not guilty to the new charge before Judge Bryan Adams on Friday morning. His bail in this case was set at $1,085.
Bullock was originally charged with felony robbery after authorities say he entered the Price Rite Drug store on North 7th Avenue on March 28, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the clerks and demanded money and prescription pain medicine.
According to court documents from that case, police were called to Price Rite Drug for a man who was parked in the parking lot, "ranting and raving" on his phone. Police responded and tried to make contact with the man who was wearing a "ski type hat," and that's when he reportedly put his vehicle in reverse and drove off. The man reportedly matched the description of the suspect who had just been involved in the robbery.
Police followed the vehicle, which turned into the Town Pump on Baxter Lane and parked in the lot. The driver exited the vehicle and reportedly refused police orders to get on the ground then retrieved a pill bottle from a computer bag he was carrying, opened the pill bottle and emptied some of the pills into his mouth. A police officer pushed the man to the ground and put him in handcuffs.
Photo from earlier court appearance