Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - The Missoula County Attorney’s Office charged 11 new criminal complaints this week, which is five less than last week and lower than the weekly average. According to Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst, five of the cases this week involved violence or crimes against persons. 

“Three of those involved partner or family member assault cases,” Pabst said. “One was a pretty serious strangulation. In that case, the neighbor intervened and then called for help, which we are so grateful for. As we always say, if you see something, say something. This person did and he may have saved a life.” 

In addition, Pabst said there was an assault inside the Missoula County Detention Center and an assault on a peace officer. 

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“The charges there included, in addition to assault on a peace officer, reckless driving, eluding law enforcement, and leaving the scene of an accident,” Pabst said. “In the endangerment category, we charged two new cases. One involved driving with alcohol on board and a young child in the vehicle. The other involved pointing a firearm at individuals.” 

Pabst said there was only one new drug case and that involved possession of methamphetamine. Finally, there were three administrative crimes. Two of those cases involved failure to register as a sexual or violent offender and the last case was obstructing a peace officer. 

Pabst provides her weekly report every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. during KGVO’s Talk Back show. If you want to listen to her full report, click here.

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