HELENA — A Helena Man is accused of robbing someone with a flare gun.
31-year-old Christopher James Vanlandingham appeared via video in Lewis and Clark Justice Court on the charge of felony robbery.
Helena Police responded to America’s Best Value Inn on Friday November 1 for a potential assault.
According to court documents, Vanlandingham gained entry to the room of a person, began assaulting them, brandished a flare gun and demanded their phone and money.
Officers located him on November 3rd at a casino in Helena.
Police say Vanlandingham admitted to the assault, brandishing the flare gun and accidentally firing a round into his own leg.
He has also been charged with accountability to robbery for a second event that is alleged to have happened on November 2nd.
Bond was set at $50,000.
He will make his plea before District Court on November 27.