At 1:55 a.m. Friday, police saw Joshua James Henry, 33, of Butte and an unidentified female passenger on an ATV near the intersection of Ottawa Street and Dahlgren Avenue. Believing Henry to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest, police attempted to stop Henry, but he took off, dropping his unidentified passenger and still refusing to pull over. But due to mechanical difficulties, the ATV he was driving would not exceed 10 mph. He eventually stopped near the intersection of North Drive and East Street. Henry was taken into custody on suspicion of failure to stop when emerging from an alley, obstructing a police officer, operating a vehicle without proper registration, and felony criminal contempt stemming from the underlying warrant.
Unauthorized use, DUI
At 12:45 a.m. Friday morning police were dispatched to the 100 block of South Excelsior Avenue, where they reported finding a car driven by Kaylee Jaden Berry, 23, of Butte which had crashed into a guard rail. Berry told police she had been drinking "a lot" and indeed eventually tested at more than twice the legal limit. Police said Berry had taken a friend's car without permission and was returning it when she had the accident. She was arrested at the scene on suspicion of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended driver's license, and aggravated DUI, all misdemeanors.
Screams for help, felony PFMA
Police responded to a report of a woman calling for help on the 200 block of West Park Street Thursday at 10:42 p.m. There, they heard a woman calling for help and found Phillip Merill Arnold, 39, of Butte and a 38-year-old woman. Arnold told police the two were both arguing over a telephone and had slapped each other. The woman told police that she had tried to get away from Arnold but he had restrained her then punched her in the face and used a choke hold on her. Arnold was arrested on suspicion of unlawful restraint, a misdemeanor; felony partner or family member assault with minor injury and physical contact; and felony partner or family member assault with strangulation.