At around 5:00 a.m. on Friday, a female called 911 and reported a disturbance at a residence in the 1600 block of South 2nd Street West. Officers quickly arrived on the scene and made contact with the adult female who said she received threats from her live-in boyfriend. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.

“He was identified as 30-year-old Daniel Blackwell,” Welsh said. “The complainant reported that arguments began between the two the previous evening and that alcohol was involved. At about 2:00 a.m., Blackwell had come into the bedroom where she was attempting to sleep. He was swinging a machete around and caused her to fear for her safety.”

The female told officers that Blackwell said he was having homicidal thoughts.

“At about 5:00 a.m., she reported that he came back into the bedroom, with what she described as a rubber mallet, stating that he was going to kill her and beat her to death with a hammer,” Welsh said. “Blackwell was taken into custody and transported to the Missoula County Jail.”

Blackwell now faces one count of felony assault with a weapon for causing reasonable apprehension of bodily injury. No physicals injuries occurred as a result of this incident. According to court documents, the female victim stated that she and Blackwell have been together for two years and she is approximately 9 weeks pregnant with his child. Blackwell made two statements to the female that she could remember; “I’m just going to kill you and the baby,” and “I’m going to beat your head in with a hammer.”

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