30 year-old Sean Marceau appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Friday to hear charges that he viciously beat a 70 year-old man outside Walmart in August, leaving the man permanently injured. 

Marceau, in handcuffs and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, appeared via video before Judge Karen Orzech. Deputy County Attorney Patty Bower asked to have Marceau kept in jail on the bail set in the warrant for his arrest, at $150,000.

"The facts of this case are rather egregious, as you can see from the affidavit of probable cause," Bower said. "This defendant blind-sided a 70 year-old victim and punched him in the eye. Deputy County Attorney Andrew Paul is under the impression that the victim may lose his eyesight, if not the eye itself, as a result of the attack."

Bower reminded the judge of the defendant's criminal record.

"The defendant has a prior conviction for assault with a weapon, and failure to register as a violent offender, and we believe the amount of $150,000 is reasonable and appropriate."

Judge Orzech agreed, and remanded Marceau back to the jail on $150,000 bail.

A BOLO (Be On the Lookout) alert was issued for Marceau in September by the U.S. Marshals Service after he fled the Missoula area, charged with aggravated assault resulting in permanent or life-threatening injury. He was booked into the Missoula County Jail on Thursday, November 13.

Marceau will be tried in Missoula District Court.

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