Scales of justice

A Billings man kicked in a woman's door and assaulted her before threatening her with a pistol, according to criminal charges.

Charles Isaac Mitchell, 26, was charged with aggravated burglary and assault with a weapon, both felonies. He also faces charges of misdemeanor drug possession and violation of a no contact order.

He appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Thursday, where Justice of the Peace David A. Carter set bond at $100,000. 

Police met a woman early Thursday morning at her Industrial Avenue home. She told officers that Mitchell kicked in her door, grabbed her by the throat and pressed her against the wall. During the fight, Mitchell punched the woman in the face, breaking her glasses, charges state.

She was able to grab a high-heeled shoe and hit him in the head, according to charging documents.

After that, the woman said Mitchell pulled out a pistol and threatened to kill her, as well as himself, charges state. She was able to get outside, and Mitchell left soon after.

After police left to find Mitchell, they received a report that he returned to the woman's apartment with other people, one of whom was inside the apartment collecting Mitchell's things. Police found that vehicle and arrested Mitchell.

Officers noted that they recognized Mitchell from a previous arrest in February, when he allegedly threatened the same woman with a gun, charges state.

Upon arrest, police found a needle and empty baggies in Mitchell's pockets, charges state. A firearm was taken from the vehicle.

Mitchell is scheduled to appear in Yellowstone County District Court on May 24.


General Assignment Reporter

Reporter for The Billings Gazette.