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FACE-SLAPPING ASSAULT

Police responded to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, 1500 Fairmont Rd., around 9 p.m. Tuesday after two employees called to report an assault and damage to one of their vehicles.

According to law enforcement, the victims said a man, who was not an employee, slapped both of them on the left side of the face after an argument transpired among the three. Police said the argument was over an incident involving towels, which occurred six months prior to the alleged assault.

At the time of Tuesday's confrontation, the two employees were outside taking a smoke break. Afterward, police said, the assailant took a golf club to the car of one of the employees and kicked two soda containers inside the resort on the kitchen floor.

No one has been arrested in this matter and the incident is under investigation, police said.

STOLEN REVOLVER

Police responded to a residence on Juniper Acres Road around 2 p.m. Tuesday in response to a report of a gun theft.

Police said a man who lived at the residence called police when he discovered that someone had taken a 41-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver from his truck. The man told police he believed the theft occurred sometime between 1 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the truck was unlocked in the man’s garage at the time the theft. 

INTENT TO SELL

Shawn Arrants, 29, of Butte is being accused of possessing drugs with the intent to sell them after police apprehended him as he slept inside a vehicle in front of a casino on Dewey Boulevard in the early Tuesday. Police responded  3:30 a.m. in response to a report that a man was passed out in a car there.

When police arrived, they rousted Arrants and observed drug paraphernalia and a bag containing a crystal-like substance within plain view in the car. Police said they obtained a warrant to search the rest of the car, where they discovered scales, syringes and more paraphernalia, which they confiscated as evidence.

Police say Arrants was taken to Butte county jail and is facing a felony charge of possession with intent to sell, along with misdemeanors for possessing drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

MORE INTENT TO SELL

Police took a 47-year-old man into custody shortly after midnight Tuesday after discovering the man had drugs, a scale and other drug-related paraphernalia during a parole inspection.

Police said they were assisting parole officers, who were searching for Charles Campbell of Butte, when they located him in a field west of Pinion and Yale Avenues, where he was living in an encampment.

After searching Campbell, officers discovered he had several substances they suspected were drugs, a scale, syringes and cotton balls, along with stolen items connected with a series of car thefts in June.

Campbell was arrested for parole violation and is additionally facing charges for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell and possession of stolen property.

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Business Reporter for The Montana Standard.

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