Assault Charges

Barricaded Man Identified
60-year-old Michael Jeffrey Anderson, the man who barricaded himself in his home Tuesday after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement, is on probation for assault with a weapon and has a federal conviction for having an illegal automatic machine gun...
Montana Sheriff Apologizes
Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards apologized Monday at a brief press conference.  Edwards was cited for misdemeanor partner or family member assault in June after police were called to a disturbance at a hotel.  The lawman was accused of pushing a woman into a TV stand...
Belmarez Acquitted on One Count, Convicted on Three
While convicted killer Frank Joe Belmarez was acquitted of one aggravated assault charge on Tuesday, he was found guilty on three other charges.  Belmarez was convicted on felony counts of partner or family member assault, misdemeanor obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest...
3 Great Falls Men Charged With Kidnapping & Assault
Three Great Falls men have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting a woman who reported they attacked her during a battle over firearms removed from the home of an alleged member of the Hermanos Motorcycle Club.  Rodney Lukasik, Brian Murphy and Robert Hoenjet were arrested last week...
MSU Kicker Charged With Assault
Montana State placekicker Luke Daly was charged with domestic assault on Monday in Billings Municipal Court.  Daly pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge when he appeared before Judge Sheila Kolar.  Bobcats coach Jeff Choate announced Monday that Daly has been suspended from the Mont…
Laurel Officer Charged With Assault
Laurel Police officer Jim Huertas has been placed on leave after he was arrested and charged with assault for kicking his girlfriend until she lost consciousness.  The 46-year-old Huertas pleaded not guilty in Billings Municipal Court.  He was jailed in lieu of a $500 bond and ordered to h…