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Hi-Way Bar shooter sentenced

GREYBULL (WNE) — The case regarding the 2019 Super Bowl Sunday shooting at the Hi-Way Bar and Cafe came to a close on Thursday, Nov. 18 with the sentencing of Michael Verry of Ten Sleep.

Verry was sentenced to a prison term of eight to 10 years to the amended charge of aggravated assault and battery.

He was also sentenced to eight to 10 years for another count of assault and battery, but that sentence was suspended in favor of 10 years supervised probation that will be served after his prison sentence. 

He was also assessed a fine in the total amount of $10,000 ($5,000 per count) that was suspended by Big Horn County Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Bobbi Overfield. 

On the night of Feb. 3, 2019, Verry pulled a pistol and shot at Justin Rollins, the owner of the Hi-Way Bar and Café, after Rollins informed him that he had too much to drink and offered to let him stay at one of the cabins.

Verry also drove around the drive-thru of the establishment and fired rounds at the wood above the window before driving away on Highway 31 toward Hyattville.

Big Horn County Sheriff’s deputies were initially unable to locate Verry. His overturned truck was eventually discovered by a passerby on Highway 31. Verry was airlifted to Billings and lost his arm due to the accident.

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