Man allegedly fights, threatens two women after breaking into Bozeman residence

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 16:35:34-04

BOZEMAN – A Bozeman man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly breaking into the residence of two women, assaulting and threatening to kill them.Griffin Keith Malcolm, 21, appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday, charged with aggravated burglary. Judge Bryan Adams set his bail at $10,000.According to court documents, around 6:20 a.m. Saturday a Bozeman police officer responded to a report of suspicious circumstances on the 600 block of South 10th Avenue. The officer stated that when he arrived on scene, he heard women screaming and a man shouting homicidal threats inside the residence.Court documents state the officer shouted to announce himself, then kicked in the locked front door and drew his handgun as he entered the residence. The officer said he found Malcolm wearing nothing but boxer briefs and holding what appeared to be a broom or mop as he faced the two women in the living room.The officer ordered Malcolm to get on the ground and handcuffed him. He said Malcolm was not able to explain where he was, why he had entered the residence, or who lived there.The two women reported to officers that Malcolm punched, kicked and threatened to kill them. They said they fought him off until police arrived.If able to make bail, Malcolm is to have no contact with the victims or be within 1,000 feet of their residence. He must also submit to random testing for drugs and alcohol. His next court appearance is set for Aug. 17.MTN’s Mallory Peebles contributed to this report.