Missoula Police Officers Attacked After ‘Disorderly Conduct’ Call
Missoula Police have a man in custody who was originally just a suspect for disorderly conduct, but according to Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh, things quickly spiraled out of control.
"About 6:18 in the evening, February 29, officers were called to the 1600 block of Montana Street for what was reported as a male causing disturbances, accosting people on the street. When officers arrived they encountered the male and attempted to talk with him, but instead he charged the officers and attempted to engage them physically."
After being forced to wrestle the charging suspect, officers arrested him and charged him with two additional crimes.
"He was eventually taken into custody, one officer sustained minor injuries as a result. The individual was identified as Jeremy Todd, he's 39 years old. At this point, he has been arrested for assault on a peace officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest."
Eyewitnesses said that the man seemed to be acting as if under the influence of drugs. It is possible there will be further charges.