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Man arrested after attempting Missoula robbery with bear spray

Posted at 11:17 AM, Sep 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 13:17:56-04

MISSOULA, Mont. – A man who was confronted after a shoplifting incident at Bob Ward’s in Missoula is accused of attacking employees with bear spray.

Jefferey Catterlin (Missoula County Sheriff’s Office photo)

Jefferey Catterlin, 33, was arrested on Thursday for robbery after shoplifting and attacking Bob Wards employees.

Store staff called police to the scene at around 5 p.m. Thursdayand he was subsequently arrested and booked in Missoula County jail.

Catterlin has been charged with robbery and was held on a $5,000 bond.

Story by Donal Lakatua