minor, ex-boyfriend and cops assaulted

The Missoula County Attorney’s Office filed 14 new criminal complaints this week, the same amount as last week and about the weekly average. According to County Attorney Kirsten Pabst, six of those cases involved interpersonal violence.

“In one of them we charged with assault on a minor,” Pabst said. “The allegation is that the defendant, who was intoxicated, kicked her underage son. In another, we charged with strangulation and criminal mischief. In this case, the defendant allegedly attacked her ex-boyfriend, kicking, punching, biting and squeezing his neck.

In addition, there were two cases of non-domestic violence and both involved attacks or threats against law enforcement.

“In one, the defendant allegedly made threats against the officer and her family as she was booked and released,” Pabst said. “In another, the security team informed law enforcement that someone appeared to be in an abandoned building that they were patrolling. Law enforcement found the young suspect in the basement. He didn’t comply with orders and acted strangely, when they tried to handcuff him he allegedly attacked law enforcement and caused quite serious injuries.

Pabst said his office also charged two new property crimes. One was a case of deceptive practices and the other was a case of theft. In one, the accused dressed up and used the victim’s credit cards to purchase $1,500 worth of items from a local business. In the other, the accused and his girlfriend allegedly stole $3,000 worth of items from that same business.

“In the drug category, we had four new cases,” Pabst said. “We had a meth, a meth, a meth sale, and then finally an alleged possession of cocaine and marijuana.”

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