Just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, someone called Missoula Police and reported a disturbance in the 700 block of South Orange street. According to Welsh, the disturbance was between a male and a female.

“When they arrived, the found a male in the alley and they found a female sitting next to an adjacent building,” Welsh said. “The officers learned that the couple were indeed romantically involved, that they had been recently drinking at a downtown bar, and that they had decided to drive to the female’s office, which is located in the 700 block of South Orange street.”

During the trip across town, Welsh says the couple began to argue.

“The argument turned physical when they reached the office building,” Welsh said. “The female reported that the male suddenly attacked her and used both hands to restrict her breathing or to strangle her. The male was subsequently arrested for partner or family member assault. He was found to have two prior convictions, making this a third, which is a felony.”

The man was identified as 48-year-old James Chinadle. According to the report, Chinadle is an Alberton resident.