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Man pulls out rifle at Billings bar, tackled by security officer

Posted at 3:15 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:09:07-04

BILLINGS – A man was arrested at a Billings bar Wednesday night after allegedly retrieving a rifle from his vehicle after being asked to leave.

Police said in a press release that Jesse Tyler Oldcrow, 32 of Lodge Grass, was arrested at Bones Arcade on Broadwater Avenue at about 10:15 p.m.

Officers were sent to the bar for a disturbance and found Oldcrow being held down on the ground by a bar security officer.

The press release states officers were told Oldcrow had been asked to leave the bar for causing a disturbance. The man then went to a vehicle and retrieved a rifle from the trunk.

Oldcrow turned toward the security officer and began to raise the rifle when the officer ran at him and tackled him, the press release states.

The security officer held Oldcrow down and another security officer secured the rifle until police arrived.

Oldcrow is being held in the Yellowstone County jail on a possible charge of assault with a weapon.