Butte police booked a 44-year-old man for partner or family member assault, eluding police, and criminal trespass Saturday afternoon after finally catching up to him after a series of chases.
The incident began around 2:30 p.m. when officers responded to the scene of a domestic dispute.
Before they arrived, the male suspect fled on a motorcycle and could not be immediately located. Later in the afternoon, an officer noticed a man on a motorcycle matching the description of the one the suspect had ridden. When the officer tried to pull the man over, the man allegedly refused to comply.
A high-speed chase reportedly ensued but ended when the officer called off his pursuit due to safety concerns.
A Montana Highway Patrol officer then spotted the man on the motorcycle, also reportedly tried to pull him over, and engaged in another high-speed pursuit before calling it off, too.
Later, the man was spotted dropping his motorcycle near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and the walking path. An officer then saw the man walking nearby.
The man fled again, this time on foot, before entering a house on C Street near Pinion Street.
The house was undergoing renovations and was occupied only by a worker who told the man to leave. When he reportedly refused to do so, the worker left instead.
Police asked the suspect to come out of the house. When he allegedly did not comply, police went inside and arrested him without further incident.
Charges are expected to be filed next week, police said Saturday afternoon.