The Missoula County Attorney’s Office had their hands full this past week. In addition to the Tiffany Pierce plea deal, County Attorney Kirsten Pabst says her office filed 17 new criminal complaints.

“Eight of those fall into the violent crime category and five of those eight constituted intimate partner violence,” Pabst said. “There were a couple strangulation cases. One involved an allegation that the defendant strangled his girlfriend and then assaulted a friend of hers that was trying to help.”

Pabst mentioned that there were multiple drug crimes as well.

“In one of them, the alleged drug dealer was arrested with methamphetamine, heroin, and pills,” Pabst said. “In another, there was a parole absconder that was located by the police and ran. He was located with 6.9 grams of methamphetamine, plus scales, and baggies that were located in his escape path.”

According to Pabst, there were also four property crimes and a handful of theft cases. Lastly, there were two felony DUI cases. In one of those, the allegation was that it was the defendant’s ninth DUI offense.