A Frenchtown man has been charged with a felony after allegedly crashing his truck into a parked motorcycle, then walking away.
Jeremy Dee Hanson, 37, made his initial appearance Monday in Missoula County Justice Court on a felony for criminal mischief, as well as misdemeanors for disorderly conduct and reckless driving.
Justice of the Peace Landee Holloway set his bail at $2,000.
On Sunday, Missoula police were called to an apartment in the 1900 block of Margaret Street for a report of a pickup that hit a motorcycle. Officers found the truck, which belonged to Hanson, sitting under a carport awning, with the front smashed and the front wheel of the motorcycle on the hood of the truck, court documents said.
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A friend of the motorcycle’s owner told an officer she shut off the truck and took out the keys, which she gave to the police. The motorcycle owner said he heard a noise in the driveway and saw Hanson pounding on a window.
A neighbor said she saw the truck driving erratically and hit the motorcycle. The driver then got out and began yelling at the motorcycle owner’s home before walking away, leaving the truck running, according to a court affidavit.
Hanson — who matched the description given by the neighbor — denied knowing anything about the incident, but said he did know the motorcycle owner and where he lived. While he was being transported to the jail, Hanson allegedly showed significant mood swings, going from being upset to calm before using expletives and threats against the officer, according to court documents.