A 51-year-old Helena man has been accused of pointing a gun at his spouse and destroying property.
Brian John Jones is charged with two felony counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of misdemeanor associate or member of the family assault and misdemeanor prison mischief.
On Oct. 4, legislation enforcement was dispatched to North Montana Avenue for a home disturbance. The sufferer had known as 911 and reported that she was in a bodily altercation with defendant earlier that day. She stated the defendant was threatening to kill their animals and drive a automobile into their house.
The sufferer informed a deputy the defendant grabbed her by her hair and pulled her to the bottom. The deputy noticed a bald spot on the sufferer’s head, the place her hair had been pulled out. She stated that after pulling her to the bottom, the defendant took her Kel Tec 9mm handgun and pointed it at her head.
Deputies additionally discovered that the defendant had crashed a Jeep right into a indifferent storage, crashed one other automobile right into a garden mower and ATV, broke a window out of the home, destroyed a number of home items, and broke a fish tank, killing the fish inside.
Court docket paperwork say the defendant threw a considerable amount of the sufferer’s private clothes into the entrance yard and drove excessive of them a number of occasions with a big pickup truck. This was valued at over $1,000.
The sufferer stated there was a historical past of bodily violence between the 2, together with an argument that befell earlier within the week by which the identical gun was used to threaten her. The sufferer stated the defendant additionally threatened to knock her tooth out.
When questioned by deputies, the defendant admitted to pulling the sufferer’s hair. He reportedly made a number of feedback to the deputy expressing his need to harm the sufferer. He initially denied any weapon being concerned, however finally admitted to this.
All charged are presumed harmless till confirmed responsible.