Felony Arrest For Strangulation After Missoula Police Receive Calls About Loud Argument
A loud fight led to a felony charge on Tuesday afternoon when police were called out to see what all the yelling was about. Police public information officer Travis Welsh explains.
“Just before 2 p.m., officers were called to the report of a disturbance in the 1400 block of West Broadway,” Welsh said. “A neighbor had called stating they could hear what sounded like a verbal disturbance between a man and a woman. The officers arrived and made contact with a couple at this residence and learned that the dispute had quickly escalated into a physical altercation.”
Police ended up arresting 26-year-old Julian Matty after they heard what happened.
“It is unclear specifically what the argument was about, but the two were together,” Welsh said. “As the female was going to work, she had an infant child that the male had agreed to babysit. According to the victim, the male suspect had thrown her to the floor several times, kneeled on her chest and put his hand over her throat applying pressure to restrict her airway.”
Matty is facing a felony strangulation charge as well as a misdemeanor charge for Partner or Family Member Assault.