Missoula Weekly Crime Report: 7-Year-Old Told Police Her Dad Was Hitting Her Mom
The Missoula County Attorney’s Office filed 16 new felony complaints this week. According to County Attorney Kirsten Pabst, half of the cases involved some form of violence.
“Five of those cases involved some iteration of partner or family member assault ranging from violation of an order or protection, PFMA first, second, third, and then finally an assault with a weapon,” Pabst said. “In that case, the defendant allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the back. In another case, the victim was the defendant’s mom. In another case, a child was involved. A seven-year-old allegedly told officers that her daddy was hitting her mom.”
In addition, Pabst said her office charged an assault on a public servant, assault with a bodily fluid, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and several counts of assault with a weapon. In one case, the weapon was a knife and in the other it was a baseball bat.
“We charged two endangerment crimes,” Pabst said. “One was a negligent vehicular assault. In that case, the defendant was allegedly intoxicated and caused an accident in the intersection of Arthur and Evans. Both occupants of the vehicle sustained injuries. Additionally, there was a different case involving a DUI fourth or subsequent offense, which is a felony.”
Pabst said they also charged several theft cases, a burglary, and resisting arrest.
“Two of those cases involved stolen vehicles and another involved embezzlement from an employer,” Pabst said. “There were two new felony drug cases. One involved possession of methamphetamine, and the other involved possession of meth and heroin."
Pabst finished her report by encouraged people not to drink and drive during this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. You can listen to her entire report below.