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Man accused of stealing Billings city bus charged

November 23, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Montana man accused of stealing a city bus with two passengers and driving it for five minutes before police stopped him.

The Billings Gazette reports 28-year-old Deavonta Kwame Belton is charged with felony theft, two misdemeanor counts of unlawful restraint and another misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police say Belton took the Billings MET bus Thursday afternoon with an 89-year-old woman and a 38-year-old woman on board and drove for about 2 miles (3 kilometers) before officers surrounded the vehicle. The regular driver had stepped off for a short break when the bus was stolen.

Belton surrendered after an officer drew his stun gun.

Online jail records do no indicate if Belton has hired an attorney who can speak on his behalf.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com