Prosecutors said a Billings couple had been inside a Miles Avenue home they had broken into long enough to eat, shower and drink tequila before police arrived and the encounter turned deadly.
Further details on the death Sunday of Daniel August Brawley, who was killed while trying to flee in a stolen Billings police car, were released in court records charging his wife with felony burglary.
Heather Lynnae Brawley, 25, made her initial court appearance Tuesday by video from the county jail. Judge Larry Herman set her bond at $10,000 and ordered her to appear Jan. 17 for arraignment in District Court.
Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said that after police arrived at the home Sunday, the couple retreated to a crawlspace with weapons.
What happened after the couple came out of the crawlspace and surrendered several hours later remains the subject of an intensive police investigation.