Two teens charged for allegedly scaring boy
By Elaine Forman
MILES CITY - Two teen-aged boys are being charged in connection with the Feb. 9 case in which a 10-year-old Garfield School student walking near the school allegedly was stopped by two teens in a vehicle and offered a brownie, according to Miles City Police Department reports.
The incident was originally reported as an attempted kidnapping, but Police Chief Kevin Krausz said there was no attempted kidnapping.
In an earlier interview, Krausz said that, after the teens were questioned, it appeared that they were trying to scare the boy.
The alleged incident occurred at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9 at North Seventh and Tatro streets.
The young boy reported that two teens in a light tan Chevrolet Trail Blazer stopped him.
The boy was scared and ran to Garfield School to report the incident. He was not chased, as originally reported.
The suspects, ages 16 and 17, are charged with assault by apprehension of bodily harm causing fear in the victim.
The case and charges are being referred to the Juvenile Probation Office.