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

“We had a burglary and partner or family member assault case,” Pabst said. “The defendant allegedly went into the home of the victim and did some pretty significant damage. There was a partner or family member assault case that involved methamphetamine. There was also an assault with a weapon case. In that case, the allegation is that the defendant was acting belligerent at a local business. When removed, he allegedly swung a 32-ounce metal hydro flask at the owner.” 

In that particular case, the defendant was charged with assault with a weapon. 

“In the endangerment category, there were two new cases,” Pabst said. “One was a criminal endangerment that involved fleeing from and eluding peace officers. There was also a DUI fifth offense, which is a felony. In the property crimes category, there were three new cases and one was a criminal mischief. In that case, there was a car crash out near Patee Canyon. The defendant allegedly went off of a hillside and got high centered.” 

When police officers were transporting that defendant to jail, he allegedly damaged a patrol vehicle by ripping wires to the antenna out. He also allegedly spit all over the patrol car. 

“We also charged a forgery case and then a theft case,” Pabst said. “In that case, the defendant was arrested on warrants and allegedly was in possession of needles, methamphetamine, and a stack of other people’s credit cards. Finally, we charged one new criminal possession of dangerous drugs. The allegation there is that the defendant was in possession of methamphetamine.” 

Pabst provides her weekly crime report every Friday morning at 9:00 during KGVO’s Talk Back show. You can listen to Pabst's report below.

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