Blake Carter Sentman

Blake Carter Sentman, 20, appears via video in Gallatin County Justice Court Monday.

Bail was set at $2,500 for a University of Montana Western football player accused of waving a BB gun at boys in a truck to scare them.

Blake Carter Sentman, 20, is charged with felony assault with a weapon. Sentman appeared via video in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday before Judge Bryan Adams.

According to charging documents:

On Friday around 7 p.m., two boys told a Belgrade detective that they were driving on Airway Boulevard when another truck pulled alongside them and a man in the passenger seat waved a black gun at them. The boys said the truck then got on Interstate 90 and headed east toward Bozeman.

A Gallatin County sheriff’s deputy later stopped and detained three people near the intersection of Baxter Lane and 19th Avenue in a black truck matching the boys’ description.

Kory Parent was driving the truck, Sentman was sitting in the front passenger seat and a woman was sitting in the backseat. The three were kept in separate patrol cars where they were stopped.

Parent called the boys in the other truck “punks,” and said he and Sentman yelled at them but never waved a gun. Parent admitted to having a BB gun in the car.

A detective searched the vehicle and found a black BB gun under the driver’s seat and another black air pistol under the front passenger seat. Parent said he forgot to tell the detective about the second BB gun that was in the glove box.

When the officer confronted him about finding it under the passenger seat, Parent was unable to explain how the BB gun ended up there. If Sentman removed it from the glove box and pointed it at the boys, Parent said, he did not see that happen.

Parent and the woman were released, and Sentman was taken to the Gallatin County jail.

At the jail, Sentman admitted waving the black BB gun at the boys and said he did it to scare them. Sentman’s description of the BB gun was consistent with the gun the detective found in Parent’s car.

Sentman is a wide receiver this year for the UMW Bulldogs, according to the football team’s online roster. He was a redshirt freshman last year.

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

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Freddy Monares covers politics and county government for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

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