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Man arrested in connection to Ballantine hotel homicide

Posted at 10:07 AM, Nov 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 10:48:03-05

BALLANTINE — An arrest has been made in connection to the deceased male that was found in a room at the Tiger Town Motel in Ballantine, Saturday morning.

According to a press release from Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, James R. Eder, 32, was arrested.

Linder stated that Eder cooperated by walking out of the house.

Eder was booked into the Yellowstone Co. Detention Facility on a charge of homicide.

The ID of the male victim is not being released at this time, due to pending notification of relatives.

There has been no motive identified, but the investigation is ongoing.

You can read more about the homicide here.