Rape suspect arrested on I-90

Bozeman man charged in violent sexual attack on Billings woman
Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Yellowstone County Detention Facility photo
Richard Soria Jr. is being held on multiple felony charges involving an attack on a Billings woman. Stillwater County and MHP troopers arrested him last Sunday, working with the U.S. Marshals Service.

A Bozeman man wanted in the violent rape of a Billings woman was arrested on I-90 in Stillwater County last weekend.

Richard Soria Jr., 38, was taken into custody without incident by Montana Highway Patrol troopers and a Stillwater County Sheriff’s deputy Sunday afternoon.

The U.S. Marshals had been tracking Soria and at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, July 29, notified local lawmen that Soria was eastbound on I-90 and approaching Stillwater County.

Soria is considered dangerous with “violent tendencies,” according to Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office dispatch records.

Two MHP troopers began following Soria’s vehicle, and were joined by a deputy and a Columbus police officer. Soria was arrested without incident and his vehicle was impounded.

Soria is being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on $500,000 bond. His charges include aggravated sexual intercourse without consent, sexual intercourse without consent, aggravated burglary and partner family member strangulation. He made an initial appearance in a Yellowstone County court on Monday.