- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A convicted murderer from Oklahoma has been arrested in Bozeman on kidnapping and assault charges after a woman said he held her against her will in a motel for nearly two months.

Authorities say 50-year-old James Smith is facing charges of felony kidnapping and misdemeanor domestic assault. He appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday where Judge Bryan Adams set his bail at $250,000.

According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (https://tinyurl.com/pgrxwcm ), a woman called police on Friday and whispered for help. The woman said Smith had been beating her and threatening her in the motel room since the middle of October. The woman said she called police after Smith fell asleep.

Smith denied holding the woman against her will and says the two were working in the area.


Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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