Man Charged with Deliberate Homicide of Relative in Billings Heights

UPDATE: 3 pm MDT on Saturday, December 4, 2021

According to a press release from the Billings Police Department, a 67-year old woman was found deceased inside a home in the 1200 block of Claim Jumper Lane around 6:51 am on Saturday (12/4).

In the post, BPD said the incident began when officers were “dispatched to a trespass complaint at the Country Inn and Suites, located at 231 Main Street. The complainant reported a male was refusing to leave.”

According to the report, officers arrived at the Country Inn, but could not locate the suspect.

Around 6:30 am, dispatch received a call about the suspect being located at the Town Pump at Lake Elmo and Main. Officers then spotted the suspect on Main Street in the Heights around 6:42 am, and made contact with the man who was identified as 29-year old Jonah Bergman of Billings.

Here’s what happened next, according to the Billings Police Department:

Officers quickly noted suspicious circumstances and developed information leading them to conduct a welfare check on one of Bergman’s family members at a residence in the 1200 block of Claim Jumper.

Jonah Bergman is currently being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility and is charged with deliberate homicide. Early reports of

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