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A seven-day jury trial has been scheduled for a Bozeman man accused of raping two women and assaulting and threatening to kill one of them.

Adam Carp, 29, is scheduled to stand trial in Gallatin County District Court beginning Dec. 9, for two felony counts each of rape and tampering with witnesses or informants. He is also charged with theft, assault with a weapon and partner or family member assault.

Carp pleaded not guilty to the charges in June. He has been held at the Gallatin County jail since May on $150,000 bail.

This spring, two women reported that Carp had raped them in separate instances, according to charging documents.

The first woman told an officer that between 2014 and 2016 Carp was abusive toward her, according to court documents. She said she wanted to report it because she knew Carp was abusing other women. Police said in charging documents that Carp raped her while a male friend slept on their couch in June 2015.

The woman told the officer that she later got an order of protection because Carp was sending her threatening messages every day, according to charging documents.

Police said a second woman reported that Carp assaulted and threatened her multiple times from July 2017 to December 2018, including firing a gun at a wall to threaten her, according to charging documents. The woman gave the detective a photo of a bullet hole.

Police said the woman detailed other instances when Carp sexually and physically assaulted her. She said Carp would choke her and almost knock her unconscious. She said she would tell him to stop and Carp would relieve pressure before she went unconscious, according to charging documents.

The woman told police that in December 2018 Carp threatened to kill her, according to court records.

The woman told police that a few days after that incident Carp threw a candle that hit her above her eye, according to court documents. She said Carp stalked her and picked a fight with a man she was dating. She said she thought Carp installed a tracking device on her phone.

Police said that while he was at the Gallatin County jail, Carp called friends involved in the investigation. The calls were recorded and showed that Carp told them not to speak with law enforcement before they had a chance to talk to his lawyer.

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Freddy Monares can be reached at or 406-582-2630. Follow him on Twitter @TGIFreddy.

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