At round 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, regulation enforcement officers responded to a report of a giant hearth on Interstate 90 close to Frenchtown. When deputies arrived, they noticed an lively hearth burning in the midst of each eastbound lanes and numerous automobiles backed up in visitors. The hearth consisted of a number of barbeque sized propane tanks stacked along with flames capturing out of them. The hearth was roughly six toes tall by 15 toes huge.
One deputy noticed a male, later recognized as 34-year-old Andrew Waldbillig, standing close to the hearth. The deputy commanded Waldbillig to point out his arms and Waldbillig instantly complied. He was taken into custody with out additional incident. Frenchtown Hearth arrived on the scene a short while later and extinguished the propane tanks.
Waldbillig wouldn’t give a direct reply when he was requested why he began the hearth. There was a small blue pickup truck on the shoulder of the street close to the flaming gadgets and Waldbillig confirmed that was his truck.
Deputies additionally noticed patches of burned and melted roadway, in addition to a chipped and broken roadway floor. The Montana Division of Transportation was contacted and estimated the restore value of the roadway to be in extra of $1500.
Waldbilling appeared in Missoula Justice Courtroom Monday afternoon and Deputy County Legal professional Brandon Zeak offered the next assertion.
“At the moment, the state’s place is that ought to the defendant be launched, that normal circumstances of launch apply,” Zeak mentioned. “But when he’s to be launched, we ask that he be launched to pretrial supervision solely, that he has no entry to something that’s flammable in nature, which would come with something within the nature of propane tanks or incendiary gadgets, like matches, lighters, torches, etcetera. The state can also be within the place that bail be set within the quantity of $50,000 on this case.”
Choose Alex Beal agreed with the state and set bond within the quantity of $50,000. Beal mentioned he would have been enormously involved if Waldbilling had been launched from jail on Monday.
Waldbilling was charged with two counts of felony legal endangerment and one depend of felony arson.
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