Posted: Aug 6, 2013 2:37 PM by MTN News
HELENA - Robin Renee Morgan of East Helena is facing a charge of assault with a weapon and violating city ordinance for carrying a loaded weapon in the city.
According to Helena Police Chief Troy McGee, officers were dispatched to Lyndale Avenue and Jackson Street shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday after receiving a report that someone in a red car had pulled over a blue Ford truck, and the woman in the red car was pointing a gun at the driver of the truck.
Police received another call stating that the woman was pointing a gun at Gary Hansen, who is wanted in Cascade County on charges of incest.
Chief McGee says that officers arrived with guns drawn and ordered Morgan to put her gun down; she complied, placing the 9-mm pistol back into her car.
The officers detained her and the person she had been holding at gunpoint.
The person was not Gary Hansen.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Morgan pulled up next to the truck believing that the person was Hansen, and pointed a gun at him and ordered him not to move or she would shoot him.
The man indicated he was afraid he was going to get shot.
The search for Hansen caused a stir on Friday night, when authorities blocked off parts of I-15 between Helena and Clancy searching for him.
Hansen's son Bert was charged on Monday in Great Falls with helping him to elude authorities.
As of Tuesday, Gary Hansen remains at large.