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Helena man involved in police standoff charged with 2 counts of strangulation

Posted: 6:35 PM, Aug 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-29 16:54:04-04

HELENA — A Helena man who was involved in a standoff with law enforcement in Clancy appeared in Lewis and Clark Justice Court on Wednesday.

39-year-old Bruce Alan Garay faces two felony counts of Strangulation in Lewis and Clark Country.

According to court documents Garay had choked a woman in April of 2019 to the point of her blacking out.

Judge Michael Swingley set bond at $40,000.

Garay was arrested on Tuesday following a standoff with law enforcement.

Authorities say Garay locked himself in the residence, but came out and surrendered after gas was deployed by the SWAT team.