Man Accused of Launching Fireworks at People in Hungry Horse

William Augustus Bradley pleaded not guilty to criminal endangerment on July 18

By Justin Franz

A 20-year-old Flathead County man has been accused of launching fireworks into a crowd during Hungry Horse’s Fourth of July celebration.

William Augustus Bradley pleaded not guilty to one charge of felony criminal endangerment in Flathead County District Court on July 18. He is scheduled to stand trial later this year.

According to court records, early on the morning of July 5, a sheriff’s deputy who was patrolling the Hungry Horse celebration was informed that a man was launching “mortars” into crowds of people. The deputy found a group of people who had allegedly been igniting the fireworks and told them to stop aiming them at people. About five minutes later, the deputy saw Bradley light and throw a mortar into a crowd of people. The deputy approached Bradley who allegedly admitted to throwing the mortar.

If convicted, Bradley could face up to 10 years in prison.

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