The Missoula County Attorney’s Office charged 15 new complaints this past week. County Attorney Kirsten Pabst says her office was busy with a variety of different cases.

“Two of those fell into the violent crime category,” Pabst said. “There were four endangerment crimes, seven property crimes, one drug crime and one administrative crime. However, the theme this last week was very clearly high-speed chases and fleeing from law enforcement. We had six cases that fell into reckless eluding or criminal endangerment driving cases.”

According to Pabst, there were four cases this week that involved theft.

“The was a defendant charged with walking away from the Butte Pre-Release Center, stealing a car that had been left running outside a grocery store and eluding law enforcement as well,” Pabst said. “In another case, the defendant allegedly stole a pretty significant amount of cash from her employer and did not return to work.”

Pabst says there was also a felony DUI case. The defendant was on supervision for DUI third offense and allegedly drove to the probation department while intoxicated. There was only one drug case, but Pabst says it was a pretty big one. It was a multi drug and forfeiture case that involved cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, and several weapons.

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