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Montana woman accused of driving into a religious group had a $250K bond set



Billings, Montana – On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, bond was set at $250,000 for a lady from Billings who is accused of driving into a gathering of religious people downtown on many occasions.

Genevienne Marlene Rancuret, 55, entered a not-guilty plea to nine felony charges of assault with a weapon during her video arraignment in Yellowstone County District Court. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Sixth Avenue North and North 27th Street.

In addition, Rancuret faces misdemeanor charges of DUI and felony counts of criminal mischief and criminal endangerment.

The prosecutor’s request for a bond sum was granted; the incident was deemed “exceptionally violent and dangerous.”

The prosecutor also mentioned that Rancuret had three past misdemeanor convictions and was just sentenced to probation for a prior felony conviction of assault with a weapon.

A few hours after Rancuret allegedly drove a Jeep Wrangler into a gathering of nine persons who were gathered at the downtown junction several times, she was taken into custody on Saturday afternoon.

The group belonged to Israel United for Christ, a religious organization.

A man was brought to the hospital for treatment after sustaining a leg injury.




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