At around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, an adult female called a Missoula police officer and asked for some advice. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.

“When the officer spoke to the female, she reported that she had been involved in a disturbance early in the day and had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend who she identified as 25-year-old Jamie Canada,” Welsh said. “The officer met personally with the female complainant and noticed obvious evidence of injury that coincident with her report of what had occurred.”

Welsh provided the details of the woman’s report.

“She said the suspect, Mr. Canada, slapped her in the face,” Welsh said. “She also said they were grappling or wrestling around and that Mr. Canada disrupted her airway by grabbing her by the throat, one hand in the front and one hand in the back, limiting her airflow.”

According to court documents, the woman stated that Canada strangled her for approximately 30 seconds and also took her phone to prevent her from calling 911.  Canada was eventually taken into custody without incident. He is currently being charged with strangulation of a partner or family member, which is a felony. He also faces one misdemeanor count of partner or family member assault.

Canada was also involved in another criminal case in December of 2018 in which a man was robbed and shot at his residence in Missoula.

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