A Billings man was charged Wednesday with threatening his common-law wife with a knife and throwing a speaker at her.
Joseph Whitewolf III, 38, appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court by video from the county jail on a felony charge of robbery and two misdemeanor counts of partner or family member assault stemming from the incident Saturday.
Judge Larry Herman set Whitewolf's bond at $12,000 and ordered him to appear in District Court on Nov. 19.
Police went to a home on the 300 block of South 28th Street on Nov. 9 after somebody in the area reported a man and woman fighting.
A woman told them that her common-law husband of 18 years, identified as Whitewolf, had assaulted her.
The woman told officers that earlier in the morning, Whitewolf appoached her while she was in the shower and put his hands around her throat. Later, he threatened the woman with a knife, holding it to her side, waist and rear and saying, "Keep talking — you know what's going to happen," the affidavit states.
She also reported that Whitewolf threw a speaker at her, which struck her on the left side of the head, according to court documents.