As of Friday morning, the Missoula County Attorney’s Office had only filed seven new criminal complaints for the week. County Attorney Kirsten Pabst says her office filed three violent crimes.

“The first of those is a family violent crime that involved a strangulation charge, criminal endangerment, partner or family member assault, and obstructing,” Pabst said. “In that case, the defendant allegedly strangled his girlfriend who was driving. He allegedly grabbed the steering wheel and pulled on it, which resulted in a crash.”

In addition, Pabst says there was one robbery case, one theft case and one burglary case.

“Finally, there were two drug cases,” Pabst said. “One involved the possession of methamphetamine that was located after the defendant stole a vehicle. Officers were investigating that stolen vehicle. To round out our charges for the week, we charged one felony possession of cocaine.”

It may have been a slow week at first, but Pabst says her office is reviewing seven more cases that came in on Thursday. Five of those seven cases were connected to a single drug bust.

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