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Butte police arrested the same homeless man twice in one day over the weekend — the 10th and 11th times he has been booked since July for minor, misdemeanor crimes.

Officers arrested Jaque Markese Amphy, 27, for trespassing at the Town Pump at Dewey and Harrison around 4 a.m. Saturday. He had been told many times not to be on the property but was there and harassing some women, police said.

He was released later Saturday but was in cuffs again by 5:30 p.m., this time for refusing to leave the order counter at Best Burger on Park Street. When police arrived and tried to arrest him, he kicked an officer several times and tried to spit on one, police said.

He was booked for felony assault on a peace officer and misdemeanor disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was still in jail as of early Monday afternoon with no bond set.

Several of his arrests have been for trespassing, and he’s also been booked for shoplifting, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and simple assault.


Someone dropped off a generator outside of Fisher Door LLC at 209 S. Montana St. early Saturday morning, but it didn’t belong to anyone there. Police were trying to locate the owner.


A Butte woman was arrested late Saturday morning after allegedly scratching and biting her husband then hiding under the porch of his house on the 900 block of West Platinum Street.

Police say they were called to the house and told that Amanda Colleen McCarthy, 42, has been staying there on and off. On Saturday, according to police, she got inside and was in the basement when she attacked her husband.

He had scratch and bite marks on his upper torso and told police she had taken off after the attack. They found her shortly afterward hiding under the porch.

She was arrested for misdemeanor partner/family member assault resulting in minor injury and was still behind bars Monday afternoon.


A woman who was reporting missing from the Butte Pre-release Center on Aug. 10 was arrested at the bus depot on Harrison Avenue on Sunday after someone recognized her and called police.

Sammantha Elizabeth Kelly, 25, was booked about 3:15 p.m. for felony escape and outstanding felony warrants, one out of Flathead County and the other Powell County. No bond had been set as of early Monday afternoon.


Police pulled over a Helena man for speeding Sunday morning, arrested him on an outstanding warrant from that city, and then — during booking — found what they believe was LSD.

Hayden Cruz Rogers, 19, was stopped for going 50 mph in a 35-mph zone on the 600 block of Shields Avenue around 10 a.m. Police found the suspected LSD on blotter paper and were sending it to a crime lab for analysis. He was booked on the outstanding warrant and also faces a felony complaint for possessing dangerous drugs. He was still in jail Monday afternoon.


A homeless man was in jail Monday for allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face during an argument in the area of Emmett and Park early Sunday night.

When officers arrived, neither Zachary Aaron Cannada, 35, or the woman were there, but witnesses said they saw him hit a female in the face. They located Cannada nearby and then the victim at another location, and she had a swollen face and eye. Cannada was booked on felony partner/family member assault and had not seen a judge as of early Monday afternoon.


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