NewsCrime and Courts


Accused Mount Sentinel attacker appears in court

Mount Sentinel attack
Three people injured on Mount Sentinel
Posted at 7:16 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 16:13:18-04

MISSOULA — The man who is accused of attacking hikers on Mount Sentinel is now in jail after spending several days in the hospital.

Jared Kuntz, 37, was booked into Missoula County Detention Center on Sunday.

He made his first court appearance on the felony charges he’s facing Monday afternoon in Missoula Justice Court.

Kuntz was transported via helicopter to the hospital after he allegedly attacked three hikers on April 10.

One of the hikers reportedly stabbed Kuntz twice as that hiker tried to get away.

Kuntz is charged with four felonies including two counts of aggravated assault, assault on a minor and assault with a weapon.

Kuntz's arraignment is scheduled for May 4. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

He is to have no contact with any of the victims and he is not allowed onto University of Montana properties if he posts bail.