A transient charged with shooting his camping companion in Bozeman has pleaded not guilty to attempted deliberate homicide.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 52-year-old David John Hodges entered his plea Tuesday in District Court. District Judge Holly Brown maintained his bail at $1 million.
Charging documents allege Hodges shot Robert Black on Aug. 25 during an argument in which Hodges accused Black of knocking down one of his tent poles.
Court records say Hodges pulled out a gun, Black pushed him over a fence and Hodges shot Black three times.
Prosecutors say a Colt handgun was found in Hodges' tent.