On May 12th, 2020 Missoula law enforcement officers responded to a disturbance at an apartment building on River Street. When officers arrived, they made contact with a female. The woman said her and her boyfriend, 39-year-old Jeremy Gibson, were arguing over “family issues.”

According to court documents, she said she blacked out and when she woke up Gibson was holding her down with his knee on the side of her face and his left hand around her neck. She stated she was unable to speak or breathe for approximately 10 seconds while she struggled to fight Gibson off of her. Gibson released her because his sister entered the room. She also indicated Gibson has threatened to kill her in the past and has strangled her approximately six different times.

Gibson left the residence before officers arrived and has not been located. Gibson’s criminal history was reviewed and it was determined he has two prior convictions for partner or family member assault. According to Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh, they are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect.

“A warrant for the arrest of Jeremy Raymond Gibson has been issued for the offenses of Strangulation of Partner or Family Member, and Partner or Family Member Assault third offense,” Welsh said. “Both are felonies. The warrant is the result of an investigation into an incident where it was reported Gibson assaulted his girlfriend on 5/12/2020.  Please call 9-1-1 if you see Gibson.  If you have information to otherwise assist in locating Gibson, please contact Detective Nate Griesse.”

Detective Griesse can be reached at 406-552-6282.

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