Wyoming Deputies Catch Montana Fugitive

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Montana man encountered by Sweetwater County deputies tried to conceal his identity as a fugitive, but his tattoos helped give him away.  Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said that Wednesday, deputies arrested a man for Interference with a Peace Officer after a traffic stop in the Jamestown area. He had no identification and provided the deputies with what they believed to be false information concerning his identity.  During the booking process, several of the man’s distinctive tattoos were noted by detention officers. After further investigation, those tattoos allowed them to identify him as 23-year old Matthew Garrett Boyland, who was wanted in Cascade County, Montana, for suspended sentence violation stemming from an original charge of Assault With a Weapon. Once confronted with the facts, Boyland admitted who he was.  According to Montana court documents, in April of 2012 Boyland accosted his girlfriend’s former boyfriend at a restaurant in Great Falls with a knife in the presence of several witnesses.  Boyland eventually received a suspended sentence stemming from the incident, but the suspended sentence was revoked last month and a bench warrant issued for his arrest. He remains in custody pending his return to Montana, where his bond has been set at $150,000.

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