OBSTRUCTING PEACE OFFICER
A Billings man who absconded from parole was caught in Rocker around 4 p.m. Tuesday after Adult Probation and Parole officers tracked him to a motel there. Police said Joshua Bradley, 26, initially gave them a false name, and was booked into the Butte jail for felony parole violation and obstructing a peace officer. Bradley was sentenced in 2015 to 60 months in the Department of Corrections for a 2009 sexual assault in Ravalli County.
FELONY DRUG CHARGES
Probation and parole officers serving a search warrant at a home on the 1000 block of Oregon Avenue around 8 p.m. Tuesday arrested two people after police said they found a bong and syringes loaded with meth. Jacob Hettick, 21, was arrested for felony probation violation, felony drug possession and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Hettick was sentenced in January to a deferred three-year DOC sentence for robbing a Motel 6 in 2015. Niki Clark, 27, was booked into jail for felony drug possession, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a criminal contempt warrant for failing to appear in Butte City Court.
Another probationer, James Varady, 41, was arrested Tuesday around 9 p.m. on the 3200 block of Busch Street. Probation and parole officers arrested Varady on a warrant for violating probation, a felony, and police said they found meth and heroin on him. Varady was booked into jail on the parole violation, felony drug possession and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mikayla McLeod, Dennis Schadler and Glenda Anderson were also arrested for probation or parole violations by Adult Probation and Parole officers, but those reports were not immediately available on Wednesday.