YCSO identifies wanted man killed by deputy

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office released more details Friday regarding an exchange of gunfire in which a deputy fatally shot a man wanted in Rosebud County.

The man killed was Robert Arthur Singleton, a 66-year-old who was staying at a residence east of Ballantine, said Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder. Yellowstone County deputies were trying to serve a $50,000 warrant for Singleton’s arrest when he apparently drew a handgun on law enforcement.

Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deputy involved shooting on South 28th Road.

LARRY MAYER, Billings Gazette

“Investigations are being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Division, and Coroner’s Office, as well as a separate internal investigation,” Linder wrote in a statement published Friday. “The investigations will be turned over to the County Attorney’s office, for review, and any further action.”

Late on Wednesday night, the Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office called YSCO to report they had found a possible address for Singleton and asked for help in arresting him, Linder said. Singleton was suspected of sexual assault in Rosebud County, according to his arrest warrant. RSCO reported Singleton possibly living at

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