Suspect in June stabbing to be arraigned in District Court in separate case

Maureen Dawes
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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A man charged in connected with the June stabbing of Dane Fisher, 35, will be arraigned on Friday in district court in a separate case.

James Posey Fisher, 34, is scheduled for arraignment in Big Horn County 22nd Judicial District Court on one felony assault with a weapon charge, which is punishable by a sentence not to exceed 20 years in state prison and up to $50,000 in fines. He is also charged with partner or family member assault, a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in the local jail and up to $1,000 in fines.

According to charging documents, on May 1, 2020 a Big Horn County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a man waving a gun on the 700 block of West Railway Street in Hardin.

When the deputy arrived a woman, identified by only initials, waved him down. She claimed her husband, Fisher, was the man who was waving the gun. She then told the deputy Fisher had already left the residence in an SUV and she was afraid, as he had been threatening to kill her, court documents stated.

The victim said that she was staying with family and had only gone to the home to pick up a few items. She believed Fisher was watching the home because he showed up as soon as she did and began to threaten her, she alleged in court documents.

Fisher’s wife fled the home through the back door and ran to her neighbors who had just returned home and were outside she told them that her husband was trying to kill her.

As she ran up to the neighbor’s residence, Fisher allegedly came around the corner with the pistol in his hand and held the gun up, cocked it and then pointed it at his wife.

Court documents indicted, neighbors began to talk to Fisher and were able to convince him lower the gun. Fisher than left in the SUV and the deputy was unable to locate him.

Fisher is currently being held on deliberate homicide charges Yellowstone County for his alleged involvement in the April shooting of Brett Ness. He will be seen in front of Judge Matthew Wald via videoconference.