At 6 p.m. Monday police responded to a call from a Walmart patron regarding a disturbance in the parking lot.
When officers arrived, T.J. Berkopec, 40, of Butte was standing near his vehicle. Berkopec admitted he had placed his hands around his partner’s neck and struck her as well.
The woman was standing near the Walmart entrance and told police she couldn’t call them because her phone was not working.
Berkopec was placed under arrest for felony partner or family member assault (strangulation) and is in jail on a $40,000 bond.
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