KALISPELL — A misdemeanor charge of partner or family member assault filed against a deputy Flathead County attorney has been dismissed.
Thane Johnson is the attorney for Kenneth "Rusty" Park. The dismissal document said the state didn't believe it could prove the case in court.
The charge was filed against Park after his estranged wife reported he threw a laundry basket containing several items at her, causing bruising.
Park was arrested late on April 26. Johnson was able to get Justice of the Peace Mark Sullivan to hold a midnight hearing so Park could be released on bond early the next day, rather than spending the weekend in jail.
The state took over prosecution of the case, and decided not to pursue it.
Park declined to comment.