A man who is accused of threatening a person with a knife in October was arrested Tuesday afternoon on Billings' South Side.

Garland Howe, 34, was wanted on a contempt of court charge after he failed to appear in Yellowstone County Justice Court for the alleged assault. 

Members of the Montana Violent Offender Task Force staked out a home on the 200 block of South 28th Street on Tuesday after receiving reports Howe was inside, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service. 

There were several people inside the home, and they were not compliant with officers, according to the release. 

Officers ultimately were able to enter the home, found Howe and arrested him without incident, Acting U.S. Marshal for Montana Rod Ostermiller said.

Howe was first arrested on Oct. 17 after Billings Police Department officers in the area of the 3000 block of Sixth Avenue South found him while responding to reports that a man with a knife had chased someone through South Park. 

Howe appeared to match the suspect's description, and during a pat search officers found "a sheath for a large, fixed-blade knife," in his waistband, according to charging documents. 

The victim told police Howe had chased him in the park, cornered him in a parking area and, while holding the knife toward him, said "Do you want to die today?" according to court documents.

The victim found the knife and give it to officers, who noted that it fit the sheath found on Howe and "had wear marks consistent with the sharpening stone contained in the sheath," according to court documents. 

Howe was initially taken to the Yellowstone County Detention Facility, but was later taken to St. Vincent Hospital for a pre-existing hand injury. He was given a notice to appear. 

He is being held in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on a $20,000 bond.