BUTTE — Gravity was the downfall of a man suspected of assaulting a woman in Butte.
The 19-year-old was apparently hiding on the roof of a duplex as officers investigated a woman's report that a man came to her door and threw a garbage can at her face, causing a swollen eye and a chipped tooth.
The woman said the suspect ran upstairs to another apartment, but police couldn't get anyone to answer the door. A police report says when officers returned downstairs to further question the victim they heard a crashing sound outside.
Police found the suspect on the ground at about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to the hospital with an ankle injury. Officers did not release his name because no charges have been filed.