Footbridge Camper Throws a Rock at a Woman’s Tent in Missoula
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On June 15, 2023, a Missoula Police Department officer responded to the area of River Road and the California Street Footbridge regarding a report of a man threatening another man with a crowbar. Upon his arrival, the officer was advised that the man had left westbound on the walking path. Shortly thereafter, another officer advised that she was talking to the suspect.
The officer headed westbound on River Road, and he came upon three tents. There was an active verbal disturbance between a male, who was identified as 49-year-old Eric Bohn, and a female. Two other campers were also on-scene.
Officers had to ask Bohn several times to stop yelling so they could properly do an investigation. The female told the officer that Bohn took a large rock and threw it on her tent, which is located directly next to his. She said it hit her on her right leg causing pain and suffering.
The officer asked on a level from 1-10, 10 being the worst, what her pain level was at, and she replied with "5." Officer Tennison took a photograph of the area where she said he threw the rock. There appeared to be an old bruise, dark in color, however, the officer did not see new bruising, swelling, or redness.
Bohn said he woke up to his tent ripped with the rock on it. He believed the female was picking on him and jealous that he was recently employed. He also was angry because a $10 bill was stolen from him, and he believed the female took his money.
Bohn admitted to being upset that his tent was ripped and that the rock was on it. According to court documents, he said he took the rock, tossed it, and it landed on the female’s tent. The officer placed Bohn under arrest and transported him to the Missoula County Detention Center.
While at the jail, the officer read Bohn his Miranda Rights, and Bohn agreed to speak to him. He stated he was hit by the rock initially, causing his head to hurt. However, the officer did not see any marks, cuts, bruises, or swelling and Bohn wasn't in pain.
Bohn was charged with felony criminal endangerment and probation violation. On June 16, 2023, Bohn made his initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court and his bond was set at $10,000.
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