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Man, 63, sentenced for holding butcher knife to girlfriend’s throat

Man, 63, sentenced for holding butcher knife to girlfriend’s throat

A Billings judge on Tuesday sentenced a 63-year-old man to four years probation for holding a butcher knife to a woman’s throat.

September 09, 2014 2:01 pmLoading…
Man pleads guilty to 4th domestic assault

Man pleads guilty to 4th domestic assault

A 49-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting his wife, his fourth domestic-violence offense.

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Man charged with 4th domestic violence offense

Man charged with 4th domestic violence offense

A man with domestic violence convictions in Idaho and Montana is facing a fourth partner assault charge after he allegedly punched and slapped his girlfriend when she confronted him about having a drinking problem.

September 04, 2014 3:27 pmLoading…
Man admits to assaulting girlfriend

Man admits to assaulting girlfriend

A man accused of beating his girlfriend while she was driving him home from a bar pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated assault.

August 28, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…

DOJ grantees to aid victims of violence in Bakken Region

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services created a three-part plan for their newly awarded grant from the Department of Justice.

August 28, 2014 3:38 pmLoading…
Memory of murdered mother, daughters lives on in family-violence conference

Memory of murdered mother, daughters lives on in family-violence conference

Twenty five years after a Billings mother and her two daughters were murdered, efforts are underway to prevent a repeat of incident and stop family violence.

August 27, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Man with history of assaulting girlfriend charged with biting her; bond set at $100,000

Man with history of assaulting girlfriend charged with biting her; bond set at $100,000

A man with a history of assaulting his girlfriend — and who has a pending case in which he is charged with assaulting the same woman in December — threatened to “bury” her children on Aug. 11 and bit her on the arm, according to prosecutors.

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Montana crime and victim programs split $4 million

Montana crime and victim programs split $4 million

The Montana Board of Crime Control has awarded $4 million in grants to crisis agencies and local law enforcement.

June 19, 2014 4:33 pm Related Loading…
Man charged with 4th domestic assault

Man charged with 4th domestic assault

A man prosecutors say has three prior domestic assault convictions appeared in court Tuesday on a felony partner or family member assault charge, alleging he beat his wife on Monday.

June 17, 2014 5:35 pmLoading…
Man gets suspended, deferred sentences in domestic assault

Man gets suspended, deferred sentences in domestic assault

A 24-year-old man was given deferred and suspended sentences Tuesday after pleading guilty in a February domestic-assault case involving his sister and his ex-girlfriend.

June 03, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Man admits to 3rd domestic assault charge in 3 years

Man admits to 3rd domestic assault charge in 3 years

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty in court Friday to his third domestic assault charge in three years.

April 25, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

$3M federal grant aimed at Bakken oil patch crime

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Justice Department launched a $3 million program Friday to help prosecute crimes against women and provide services for victims in the Bakken oil-producing region of western North Dakota and Eastern Montana.

April 25, 2014 1:07 pmLoading…
Man charged with assaulting wife and witness who intervened

Man charged with assaulting wife and witness who intervened

A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony assault charges that alleging he choked his estranged wife outside a Billings bar and then hit a man with a metal pipe who had intervened.

April 03, 2014 5:36 pmLoading…
Man charged with choking girlfriend

Man charged with choking girlfriend

A man who prosecutors say choked his girlfriend made an initial court appearance Monday on a charge of felony aggravated assault.

March 31, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Man charged with punching girlfriend

A man convicted of domestic assault last year appeared in court Monday on a new felony charge alleging he punched his girlfriend.

March 17, 2014 5:29 pmLoading…
1 week after sentencing, man charged again with assaulting wife

1 week after sentencing, man charged again with assaulting wife

A 28-year-old man is facing a new felony assault charge alleging that he attacked his wife — less than one week after he was sentenced for beating the same woman.

March 11, 2014 3:06 pmLoading…
Man charged with assaulting girlfriend

Man charged with assaulting girlfriend

A 24-year-old Billings man accused of beating his girlfriend while she was driving him home from a bar appeared in court Friday.

February 07, 2014 5:20 pmLoading…
40 Under Forty: Erin Lambert, program manager, Gateway House

40 Under Forty: Erin Lambert, program manager, Gateway House

A woman was bloodied and choked to unconsciousness by her domestic partner. But with support from Gateway House at the YWCA, the victim ended the abusive relationship, and with help from her case manager, she landed a new job and is now in a healthy relationship.

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Judge imposes 5 years for aggravated assault

Judge imposes 5 years for aggravated assault

A judge on Tuesday ordered a five-year sentence to the Department of Corrections for a man convicted of assaulting his girlfriend when, according to prosecutors, she tried to keep him from driving while drunk.

January 14, 2014 1:19 pmLoading…

When all else fails, try a creative-writing lesson

If Pacer Ferguson doesn’t learn his lesson, it won’t be for lack of trying.

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