Butte man arrested for DUI now charged with Bozeman smoke shop robbery

Police say man helped commit crime at Mellow Mood
Posted at 2:39 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 16:39:51-04

A Butte man was back in court Wednesday morning after Bozeman City Police may have connected him to another crime.

Now, he's facing charges tied to a smoke shop robbery.

According to court documents, Michael St. Pierre was back in Gallatin County Justice Court after investigators say he was an accomplice to a robbery at Mellow Mood Pipe and Tobacco in Bozeman.

Butte man arrested for DUI now charged with Bozeman smoke shop robbery

St. Pierre was charged with DUI on Monday in the same court -- along with a list of misdemeanors involving spitting in a deputy’s face and resisting arrest from an incident late Sunday night.

In that case, court documents show Matthew Noorlander is accused of stealing a $400 water pipe, then running from an employee who chased him.

When the employee stopped him in the parking lot, investigators say Noorlander took out a gun, fired it at the employee and towards MSU dorm buildings, then ran.

Now, according to Bozeman City Police, St. Pierre is now also charged with robbery.

Surveillance cameras outside caught a man fitting his description and with the same car leaving the scene.

St. Pierre eventually admitted to working with Noorlander when investigators showed him the footage.

St. Pierre’s bond was set at $50,000 to run concurrently with his other $50,000 bond for his DUI charge.