Missoula Residents Hold Down Burglar Until Police Arrive
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On August 2, 2023, a Missoula Police Department officer responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Montana Street for a report of possible trespassing. The complaining party advised that a male named Kaleb Williams had broken into the residence and since fled.
As an officer was arriving on the scene, a male waved him down and began speaking about the disturbance. He said Williams had entered the residence and threatened a female with a knife. An officer spoke with the female who stated that Williams had come into the house wielding what she described as a “rusty dirty knife” approximately eight inches long.
She said Williams was demanding money and other items which she did not have, and that Williams began stabbing the floor. She said another person came to her assistance and Williams fled the scene. The officer left the scene and attempted to find the suspect.
Not long after the previous report, another complainant called from the same residence advising that Williams had returned to the residence, kicked the door in, and started assaulting people inside before he was ultimately held down and law enforcement was called. The officer returned to the residence where he observed Williams on the floor while the original male was attempting to restrain him. Officers entered the home and successfully placed Williams into custody without further issue.
Williams was placed under arrest and transported to the Missoula County Detention Center. He is currently being charged with felony attempted robbery and felony aggravated burglary. On August 4, 2023, Williams made his initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court and his bond was set at $25,000.
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