More than half of the felony cases dealt with by the Missoula County Attorney’s office this past week were violent crimes.

"It's been a pretty average week in terms of volume," said Missoula Deputy County Attorney Jason Marks. "We filed eight new felony cases this week, but it definitely seems busier, I think in part, because half of those were assault with a weapons cases. Definitely an unusual number of violent crimes."

The weapons used in this weeks crimes include a pipe, two knives, and a handgun. On top of the assault with a weapons cases, there were two cases of Methamphetamine possession, a burglary and a case of sexual intercourse without consent.