Clark charged for firing gun at car in Great Falls
GREAT FALLS -- Zachary Clark is facing several felony charges after reportedly firing a gun in the Riverview neighborhood of Great Falls on Monday.
Court documents released on Wednesday state that several cars were parked in the CMR (high school) parking lot.
Four males were in a black truck and a red car. Two females were in a silver SUV. Clark was in a black car. Two of the males in the black truck drove away from the parking lot. The red car followed the silver SUV as it left the parking lot. Clark got out of the black car and into the SUV.
At some point the red car stopped following the SUV, and the SUV then began following the red car "in a reckless manner." As the vehicles came to a stop, Clark got out of the passenger seat and fired three rounds at the red car; one was fired directly into the red car, and a trajectory rod showed that the bullet was on a "perfect trajectory" toward the driver's head.
The two female occupants of the SUV told police that Clark was the person who fired the gun.
When interviewed by police, Clark confessed firing the three rounds, and indicated that he did it to scare the people in the red car; he said that two of the rounds were fired into the air.
Damage to the car was estimated at more than $1,500.
Court documents note that Clark was released from the Pine Hills juvenile detention facility in eastern Montana four days before this incident, and he has several juvenile convictions and probation violations.
Clark is charged with two felony counts of assault with a weapon, one felony count of criminal endangerment, and one felony count of criminal mischief.
Prosecutors have requested that bond for Clark be set at $100,000.