RETURN ON FELONY
Daniel Gavinsky, 38, was returned to Butte-Silver Bow County on Monday to face a charge of felony possession of drugs with intent to sell. Authorities picked up Gavinsky on a warrant in Glendive where he faced charges of felony possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Butte police first arrested Gavinsky in October 2016 during traffic stop near Main and Front. Police said they found meth and syringes in the vehicle. He was then shipped to Glendive to the charges there, but now is back in the Butte jail to face local drug charges.
Eric Willis, 22, of Butte, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and dangerous drugs (small amount of marijuana), both misdemeanors, on the 1100 block of Nevada St. Monday around 9:30 p.m. Police were called to the home on a report people were fighting. No one there wanted to press charges, police said. Willis remained in jail Tuesday morning.
ARREST FOLLOWING TIRE THEFT
Police picked up Norman Schoffner, 66, on a probation violation, and misdemeanor theft, no liability insurance and driving without a valid license around 5 p.m. Monday. Police received a call that a tire had been stolen from outside Lisac's on Yale Avenue. While there was no sign of the tire in Schoffner's truck, someone had taken a photo of the suspect during the alleged theft. Police then stopped Schoffner, who matched the guy in the photo. Schoffner remained in jail Tuesday morning.
Lee Scott Williams, who walked away from the Butte Pre-Release Center on April 3, was apprehended by local law enforcement on April 6, and placed in the Butte jail. He is waiting to be transferred to Montana State Prison where formal felony escape charges will be filed in Powell County, according to information released Tuesday, April 11, by the center.