Weekly Crime Report Includes Attempted Stabbing and Large Meth Bust
There were eight new criminal complaints filed this week in Missoula, many of which are categorized as violent crimes. Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst provided KGVO News with details of this week’s crime report.
“We charged one woman with a second and third offense partner or family member assault for assaulting her common law husband. Three [complaints] fell into the non-family violence category….one was a criminal mischief plus an assault—in that case, the defendant allegedly punched holes in the wall of an acquaintance. We charged a man with two counts of assault with a weapon and one count of custodial interference attempt for allegedly stabbing a woman and attempting to stab her teen son in an attempt to take her baby.”
Other crimes filed this week included two property crimes and two criminal mischief complaints.
The Missoula County Attorney’s Office also filed two drug cases this week. The first involved possession of heroin and an attempted escape.
In the other of the two drug cases, a man was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and obstructing a peace officer. Pabst tells the details of the incident.
“In that case…the defendant was stopped in connection with the report of a bicycle theft. He allegedly lied about his name,” Pabst stated. “When he was identified, dispatch found that there were outstanding warrants he was arrested on. During an inventory search, the officers located approximately 58 grams of methamphetamine in multiple bags, along with a digital scale. He was charged with possession with the intent to distribute.”
Pabst says that the amount of methamphetamine found with the above individual was “quite a substantial amount,” and was likely intended for distribution to 54 different people.
Finally, Pabst says that there are no new updates on Brandon Bryant’s case. For the time being, details are withheld from the public, as the case is still pending. He appeared in district court Thursday and is being held on $100,000 bond for threats made against members of the Missoula city council.
The Missoula County Attorney’s Office is currently reviewing four additional complaints from the night of the 27th.