Butte bondsman accused in homicide faces new tampering charges

MIKE SMITH

One of two Butte men accused in the shooting death of a man during a botched bounty hunt now faces additional felony charges of tampering with evidence and has bench warrants for his arrest.

Prosecutors in late June filed two counts of tampering with evidence and two counts of attempted tampering against bondsman Jay Steven Hubber and as of Thursday morning, he had not been arrested.

Hubber posted a $250,000 bond and was released shortly after he and Nicholas Jaeger were jailed and charged with deliberate homicide and aggravated burglary in the Dec. 19 death of 42-year-old William Harris. Jaeger has remained behind bars since that arrest.

Hubber and Jaeger, both 32, allegedly barged into Harris’ house on South Main Street while trying to nab David Sandoval for jumping bail. Sandoval was tased and as he was wrestling with Hubber, Jaeger allegedly grabbed a gun from Hubber and fatally shot Harris.

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A bench warrant for Hubber was issued after the new tampering charges were filed and because of them, prosecutors want to revoke his release in the homicide case and have a new $250,000 bond set. A

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