Theft of sunglasses leads to felony charges for Helena man
By Dennis Carlson - MTN News
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.