On March 1, 2022, Missoula Police Department Officers responded to the Mullan Station in the 3400 block of Mullan Road for a report of a disturbance. While in route, an officer spoke with an employee of the Mullan Station. The employee was crying and stated a female entered the casino through the convenience store and was yelling and screaming. Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold explains.

“Fawna Shields entered into a casino yelling and making multiple statements of the nature of killing people and displaying erratic behavior,” Arnold said. “The employee requested Shields leave the establishment since she had multiple bags and those were not allowed. Shields continued to yell things of a violent nature and also showed the employee a knife located on her person.”

The employee then locked the door to prevent Shields from re-entering the casino to harm her or other patrons. An officer reviewed the surveillance video with the employee while other officers looked in the surrounding area for Shields.

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While watching the video, the employee said Shields stated, “I’m gonna f*****g kill you. I’m gonna f*****g kill everyone. F**k the world.” The employee said she felt Shields was potentially threatening her life and everyone else’s that came within an arm shot of her.

“Others in the establishment were able to help get Shields outside and lock down the establishment until law enforcement could arrive,” Arnold said. “Officers located Shields several blocks away from the establishment and were able to take her into custody without incident. During the search incident to arrest, officers found Shields to be in possession of dangerous drugs. The preliminary investigation shows a presumptive positive for methamphetamine.”

Shields was placed under arrest and transported to the Missoula County Detention Center. She is currently being charged with felony assault with a weapon and felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

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

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