Robert Curran, 31, of Missoula appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Monday, charged with three felony counts of assault with a weapon. The incidents occurred over the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Deputy Missoula County Attorney Jordan Kilby described what happened on July 5.

"Mr. Curran allegedly pointed a gun at his fiance, hie mother and his brother over the weekend," Kilby said. "He had gotten into an argument with his fiance and chambered a round into the .45 caliber pistol and then pointed it at the three individuals. Eventually, his mother and brother left the apartment, then Mr. Curran also left the apartment. Police arrived and Mr. Curran was arrested without incident."

Kilby outlines the possible penalties that Currant might face if convicted on all three charges.

"He has been charged with three counts of assault with a weapon, one for each of the victims in this case, his fiance, his mother and his brother," Kilby said. "That charge has a penalty of up to 20 years in Montana State Prison, with a fine of up to $50,000. Judge Karen Orzech  set bond for Curran at $20,000, and stipulated that upon release from jail that he have no contact with the victims, find a different place to live, and seek out some counseling."

Deputy Missoula County Attorney Jordan Kilby