Swinging collapsible nightstick
Police say a Butte man used a usually less-than-lethal, baton-like collapsible nightstick to smack another man in the face and head in the house of the suspect’s ex-girlfriend.
Officers were called to the disturbance in the 1800 block of Oregon Street around 8:40 p.m. Friday and found the 39-year-old victim in the living room with blood on his head and face. They found the baton inside, too, and it had blood on it.
The woman said 33-year-old Dwayne David Clark came to the house, struck the victim and left. Clark called police shortly after the incident, saying he was at Front and Utah streets and wanted to give his side of the story.
Despite the story, police booked him for felony assault with a weapon and he remained jailed late Monday morning. Despite the blood, the victim did not go to the hospital.
In many states, it is illegal for citizens to carry collapsible batons for defensive purposes unless they work in law enforcement or security. They are legal to carry openly in Montana.
A woman says she and 42-year-old Christopher Michael King of Butte were watching a football game at the M&M on Sunday afternoon then he left.
She says she walked to his house in the 10 block of North Jackson Street and knocked on the door, he got angry about that, an argument ensued and he punched her in the face and threw her into a couch.
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He was arrested on a misdemeanor complaint of partner-family member assault and was still behind bars late Monday morning.
Threatening people, including police
Officers were called to a house in the 500 block of West Galena Street around 10 a.m. Saturday because a man was allegedly threatening to kill people.
When police arrived, they found Jared Andrew Weldon, 25, of Butte, inside with a woman and he started yelling and screaming at officers. They put him in cuffs and on the way to jail, Weldon allegedly threatened to kill the officer and his family, police say.
He was arrested on a felony intimidation complaint and misdemeanor complaints of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He remained jailed Monday morning.
In more trouble now
Police were assisting probation and parole officers in searching a house in the 700 block of South Main Street around noon Friday and found a man and woman wanted for absconding.
They also found syringes — some loaded with suspected heroin — as well as more of that drug, suspected methamphetamine and some cash. That was all found in the woman’s room.
They arrested Melissa Fay Fussell, 37, on felony complaints of possessing dangerous drugs, possession with intent to sell, use of property subject to forfeiture and parole violation, and misdemeanor complaints of possessing drug paraphernalia. The man, Robert Adam Austin, 45, was arrested for felony parole violation. Neither had a listed address.