Lovell Shooting Suspect Held on $1 Million Bond | Big Horn Basin Media

Lovell Shooting Suspect Held on $1 Million Bond

Written by on December 23, 2020

The suspect faces multiple charges – including attempted 1st-degree murder –  in relation to the Dec. 20 Lovell shooting.

The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online database of the persons being held in the Big Horn County Jail. There is only one name currently, but it stands out for the magnanimity of crimes committed.

27-year-old Brennan Scott Hodges is currently incarcerated in the county jail facing four felony counts:

  • 1 count of 6-2-101(a)- Attempted First Degree Murder [Felony]
  • 1 count of 6-2-502(a)(i)- Aggravated Assault and Battery [Felony]
  • 1 count of 6-2-502(a)(ii)- Aggravated Assault and Battery [Felony]
  • 1 count of 6-8-103- Possession of a Deadly Weapon with Unlawful Intent [Felony]

Bail for the attempted murder charge alone has been set at $1 million. The other felonies had bail set at $0.

The database reveals Hodges was arrested on Monday, Dec. 21. by the Lovell Police Department. A call to the Lovell Police Department Chief Dan Laffin confirmed that Hodges is being held in association with the shooting reported in Lovell in the early morning hours of Dec. 20.

Brennan Hodges mugshot

Courtesy Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office

The victim was life-flighted to a Billings hospital for emergency treatment, and was last listed as in “critical but stable condition.” As of Wednesday afternoon, the vicitm’s condition has not changed after undergoing multiple surgeries.

The Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office page lists Hodges as being charged with 1st-degree murder. Chief Laffin confirmed that this is a website error and that Hodges was arraigned and currently charged with attempted 1st-degree murder.

The Lovell Police Department detailed the incident in a Dec. 20 Facebook post. A 911 call placed soon after midnight reported a shooting and a victim wounded by multiple gunshots at the 400 block of Nevada Avenue. Several officers in Big Horn and Park Counties responded to the scene.

The shooter fled the scene and was ultimately arrested in Park County several hours after the incident.

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