Montana man charged with using kids as shields from police

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Posted: Mar 06, 2015 11:05 AM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is accused of threatening police officers with a hammer and using his children as shields after officers drew their weapons.

The Independent Record in Helena reports ( ) that 48-year-old Jimie Paul Mayes is charged with criminal endangerment and assault on a peace officer. The Helena man made an initial appearance in Justice Court on Thursday and did not enter a plea.

The confrontation happened as officers tried to arrest Mayes on a bail jumping warrant on Jan. 28.

Mayes had been convicted of partner/family member assault and issuing a bad check on Nov. 20 and was given a suspended sentence. The state filed a petition to revoke his suspended sentences and he didn't show up for a Jan. 8 hearing.

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Walter E. Williams

Mayes has requested a public defender.


Information from: Independent Record,