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Man accused of pushing another person out of moving vehicle in Bozeman

Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 18:36:06-04

BOZEMAN – Bradley Claire Myett, 27, is charged with criminal endangerment for an incident in early April where he allegedly pushed another man out of a moving vehicle in Bozeman.

Bradley Myett in Justice Court (MTN photo)

According to court documents, deputies from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of criminal trespass on Bear Canyon Road around 8 a.m. on April 7. A resident, who was not at home at the time, said he saw a man on his property via a camera in front of his house.

When deputies arrived, a man matching the description given by the resident jumped over the backyard fence and approached the deputies. Court documents say the man was emotionally distraught and crying with ripped, bloody pants and scrapes on his hands and head.

Deputies said the man told them Myett pushed him out of a moving vehicle the night before. He was stranded overnight, court documents said, and approached the residence seeking help.

The man reportedly told the deputies he had been staying at Myett’s trailer and around midnight was riding in a vehicle with Myett and two other people. The man said they were trying to find him another place to live.

Court documents said the man fell asleep and later woke up when the vehicle became stuck on Bear Canyon Road. He got out to help push it out, and when he attempted to get back in, the vehicle started driving away. Myett allegedly kicked him out of the vehicle as it was moving.

The reporting deputy said Myett was arrested on unrelated charges last Thursday. Deputies interviewed him on Friday and said he admitted to pulling the man’s hands off the door frame of the vehicle as it was traveling 25-30 miles per hour.

Myett appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday for the criminal endangerment charge. His bail was set at $10,000 and his next court appearance is scheduled for May 17.