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Theft of sunglasses leads to felony charges for Helena man

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James Donovan Allen, Jr. James Donovan Allen, Jr.

HELENA – The theft of a pair of sunglasses brought several more charges for a Helena man.

James Donovan Allen, Jr. is accused of trying to steal a pair of sunglasses from Sportsman’s Warehouse on Friday.

Prosecutors say in the confrontation that followed, Allen allegedly assaulted a pair of store employees trying to stop him, fled the area in a stolen car and then was involved in a brief standoff with law enforcement where he falsely claimed he was holding a hostage.

Allen is charged with felony charges of robbery, theft and criminal mischief and a misdemeanor count of obstructing a peace officer.

Bond was set at $40,000.

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