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A man pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to repeatedly punching a woman in the face.

On April 20, 2018, a probation officer called police to report a man beating a woman in a green, Chevrolet Lumina moving on Continental Drive, according to court documents. Butte Police were told the car was last seen in the Continental Gardens senior housing parking lot and were able to use video surveillance to find the apartment the couple went into.

At the apartment, the man, Thomas Fisher, was arrested for an $805 Montana Highway Patrol warrant, and the woman denied the assault. However, after officers transported Fisher to the Detention Center, she called police to admit she lied about the assault. According to court documents, she said Fisher did repeatedly hit her in the face while they were driving and grabbed her by her hair when she tried to jump from the moving vehicle.

On top of the highway patrol warrant, Fisher was charged with felony partner or family member assault, together amounting to a $10,000 bond. According to his criminal history, this is his third partner or family member assault charge. His omnibus hearing is set for August 23 before Judge Kurt Krueger.

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