Dexter James Dubois is facing charges for allegedly firing a gun at a bouncer at a Great Falls bar on December 26.
Court documents state Great Falls police officers responded to the Buffalo Saloon around 11:15 p.m. for reports about a man who shot at a bouncer.
The bouncer told authorities he was informed by another employee that Dubois had a gun inside the bar, which is prohibited. The bouncer said he escorted Dubois out of the bar where Dubois pointed the handgun at him and fired one shot, according to court documents. Dubois left the scene and his whereabouts were unknown.
On December 27, Dubois turned himself in to the Great Falls Police Department. He told investigators he overheard a conversation about a man wanting to “punch someone in the face” and started to think it was about him.
Dubois said he went to his girlfriend’s vehicle and retrieved her pistol, according to court documents. He said he was in fear for his safety. He told investigators he fired the gun into the ground and denied pointing the pistol at anyone.
Dubois has been charged with felony assault with a weapon, and two misdemeanors for carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited place.
Prosecutors requested bond be set at $5,000 as Dubois has no known criminal history and voluntarily surrendered himself.