A Clancy man who reportedly pointed a pellet gun at another driver on Interstate 90 in a road rage incident has been charged with assault with a weapon.
Shane Bronson, 33, was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday morning. Bronson’s bail was set at $2,500. If convicted, Bronson could face up to $50,000 in fines and 20 years in prison.
According to charging documents, on Friday, June 1, at approximately 5:45 p.m. a road rage incident was reported when a man in a red Toyota Tundra displayed a firearm to the driver and passenger of another vehicle on I-90 westbound. The suspect exited the interstate at the Main Street exit and the victim exited on the 19th Ave. exit.
A Bozeman Police officer located Bronson who agreed to speak with the officer. Bronson admitted to being in a road rage dispute on I-90 and said he was frustrated and pulled a pellet gun and displayed it toward the other vehicle. Both victims told investigators they believed the gun was real and feared for their safety.
Officers noted in court paperwork the pellet gun appeared to be a real firearm. They also found 6.6 grams of marijuana in Bronson’s vehicle.
Bronson’s next court appearance is set for June 29.