Missoula, Missoula (KGVO-AM News) – The Missoula County Attorney’s Office has filed 19 new criminal complaints this week. That’s five more than last week and slightly above the weekly average. County attorney Kirsten Pabst said eight of her cases involved some form of violence.
“One was an alleged assault on a woman’s elderly grandfather and the other was against a pregnant woman,” Pabst said. “In the danger category, we charged two felony DUI counts and one pursuit case. In the property crimes category, we had counterfeiting. He charged two men with possession of heroin, meth, cocaine, guns and money in another case involving fentanyl, meth, guns and money. I was indicted.”
In addition to all those lawsuits, Pabst said her office has been busy this week preparing for an upcoming jury trial.
Pabst said, “Looks like we’ll have two on the docket next week, but they could be gone.”th, there are seven planned.It was scheduled for the next week, the 15th.th, was Colton Merritt, a murder case. They are likely to be postponed. We had previously discussed preparations for that. “
Pabst said they also held a coroner’s inquest this week.
“On January 23rdrdan inquest was held in the death of Jesse James Kale Brown, who was murdered by law enforcement during an investigation into a serious domestic disturbance,” Pabst said. At this public inquest, jurors heard testimony from Missoula State Police Department officials, the State Criminal Investigative Service, a pathologist from the Montana Crime Institute, and Mr. Brown’s daughter. “
To learn more about that hearing, you can listen to Pabst’s full report below.
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