Missoula man who threatens council is jailed

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Missoula City Hall

The 34-year-old man who was indefinitely banned from Missoula City Council meetings a week ago for making threats against city officials in a Youtube video has been jailed on $100,000 bond.

Brandon Bryant, who allegedly threatened in a December Youtube video to “hunt down and eliminate” city officials, was charged in Missoula District Court on Feb. 7 for threats in official and political matters, a felony which carries a possible 10-year prison sentence and $50,000 fine. 

Bryant’s initial appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Missoula County District Court. Judge Shane Vannatta will preside over the case. 

Bryant became an imposing character in City Hall last November, when he erupted in a diatribe against city officials over Tax Increment Financing and its role in fostering more business for a small number of developers. The explosion at the Nov.

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