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Man arrested for disturbance at Bozeman co-op, threatening police

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Posted at 10:00 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 00:01:44-05

BOZEMAN — Bozeman police say they arrested a transient man after he caused a scene in a downtown co-op, then threatened to kill an officer.

According to court documents, Lawrence Guy is charged with threats and improper influence in official matters.

It’s a charge that comes after police say he first was trespassing in the co-op, which staff there say he was banned from in the past, then started yelling and swearing with other customers around.

When an officer put him in the back of his patrol car, court documents show Guy started threatening to use specific handguns against the officer to talk him out of taking him to jail.

Turns out according to the prosecutor, Guy has more of a criminal history.

“He has a pretty extensive criminal history that includes history out of California, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, North Dakota and Minnesota," said deputy Gallatin County attorney Bjorn Boyer during Guy's initial apperance. "He has convictions for felony theft, larceny, attempted rape, escape, intimidation of a public servant — so this is not the first time that he had a similar offense.”

Guy’s bail was set at $5,000.