Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On January 20, 2024, Missoula Police Department Officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at the Wilma Theatre. Upon arrival, an officer found employees and security personnel holding a male down to the ground who was later identified as 28-year-old Chad Falls Down.  

The officer spoke with the Wilma manager who was very upset and crying. She stated she had been hit by a man who was significantly larger than her. She said she had received information that a male was causing a scene and needed to be removed. She said she responded and found a male, Falls Down, being belligerent towards a security staff member.  

She said Falls Down was asked to leave the premises several times and at one point, he knocked the security staff member’s hat off. According to court documents, she stated Falls Down then turned and punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.  

She reported she was not sure what happened afterward because she was dazed from the punch. The officer observed significant egg-shaped swelling and redness above her left eyebrow. She was transported to the emergency room for evaluation.  

The officer next spoke with the security staff member who stated Falls Down had been told to leave the Wilma. He said Falls Down called either him or the manager a “retard” and then knocked his hat off, open-hand slapped him across the face, and then turned and hit the manager. He said he punched Falls Down in defense of himself and the manager. 

He reported that during the scuffle, Falls Down bit him on his right hand. He showed the officer his right hand, which appeared to have redness and a mark near the knuckle. He stated he was not sure if the mark was from striking Falls Down or from Falls Down biting him. Falls Down was placed under arrest and opted not to provide a statement to law enforcement. 

Falls Down was transported to the Missoula County Detention Center and is currently being charged with felony aggravated burglary.  

The information in this article was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable. 

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