Hitchhiker Shot In Northeastern Montana

VALLEY COUNTY

POSTED: 8:02 AM Jun 11 2012   UPDATED: 8:08 AM Jun 11 2012
GLASGOW, Mont. -

Officials say a West Virginia man who is hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called "The Kindness of America," was injured in a random, drive-by shooting in northeastern Montana.

Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier said 39-year-old Raymond Dolin was sitting on the side of U.S. Highway 2 west of Glasgow waiting for a ride at about 6 p.m. Saturday when a man drove up, shot him and drove off.

Dolin flagged down a passer-by and was taken to the hospital in Glasgow.

The suspected shooter - 52-year-old Charles Lloyd Danielson III - was arrested in Culbertson, about 100 miles east of Glasgow, about four hours later.

Meier says Danielson was jailed on suspicion of felony assault with a weapon and driving under the influence.