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Bail set at $500K in Marion shooting

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 15 2014 09:02:26 AM MST
Updated On: Jan 15 2014 09:41:59 AM MST
Mark Bolton Ames
KALISPELL, Mont. -

Bail was set at $500,000 for a 52-year-old Marion man charged with shooting his neighbor to death over the weekend.
    
Mark Bolton Ames made an initial appearance in Justice Court Tuesday on a deliberate homicide charge in the death of 60-year-old Harold Gordon. Ames' arraignment in District Court is set for Feb. 6.
    
Investigators say Ames was living in one half of a duplex owned by Gordon despite the fact that Gordon had a restraining order requiring Ames to stay at least 5,000 feet away from him. Gordon's application indicated Ames had previously threatened him with a gun.
    
Charging documents allege that early Sunday, Ames fired several shots at Gordon's apartment with an AK-47. Gordon came outside with a shotgun and prosecutors say Ames shot him twice with a handgun.