3 arrested in killing of 12-year-old boy near West Yellowstone
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3 arrested in killing of 12-year-old boy near West Yellowstone

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The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office arrested three people Wednesday in the killing of a 12-year-old boy outside of West Yellowstone, Montana. 

James Danny Sasser, Jr., 47; Patricia Lynn Batts, 48; and a boy identified only as the victim's uncle were arrested Wednesday for deliberate homicide, according to a social media post by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.

James Alex Hurley, 12, died outside of West Yellowstone, Montana, on Feb. 3 and the investigation is ongoing, the post stated.

Sasser on Wednesday was in the Gallatin County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond. Batts is held at the jail on a $750,000 bond. Their initial appearances will be in Gallatin County Justice Court.

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