Fleeing by car and foot
Police quickly caught up with two Butte men who ditched a car after a short chase and fled on foot, and one of the suspects remained jailed Wednesday morning on felony drug and firearm complaints.
An officer tried to pull over a 2002 Audi on South Montana Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday for having a broken windshield, but the driver sped off, turning onto Second Street and then Dakota Street before stopping in an alley.
Two men jumped out and ran but officers nabbed the passenger, 43-year-old Cory Duane Gustafson, in the area and caught the driver, 31-year-old Anthony Wayne Lamere, in an alley. Police found a plaid shirt they say Lamere threw down during the foot chase and it had four baggies of suspected methamphetamine in the front pocket.
After obtaining a search warrant, police looked through the car and found a backpack with a loaded 9mm pistol.
Gustafson was booked on a misdemeanor complaint of obstructing a peace officer and bonded out about an hour later. Lamere, who already was wanted on two warrants for partner-family member assault, was booked on felony complaints of possessing dangerous drugs and unlawful possession of a firearm, plus a misdemeanor complaint of fleeing from police.
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Pulling a knife
A Butte man allegedly pulled a knife on another man outside the Town Pump on South Montana Street around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, police say.
Police say the suspect, 57-year-old David Allen Mizell, was arguing with an ex-girlfriend about a car she was driving and threw a beer can at her. He then exchanged words with a man in the passenger seat.
The man told police Mizell pulled a knife and waved it at him and he thought he was going to get stabbed, but Mizell walked into the Town Pump casino. Police arrived, arrested Mizell and found the knife under a nearby shed.
Mizell was booked on felony complaints of assault with a weapon and partner-family member assault and was still behind bars late Wednesday morning.
Police were called to an alley in the 1600 block of Elm Street around 6 a.m. Tuesday on a report that a man was sleeping next to a dumpster. Police woke him up, told him to move on and that was that.