Daniel Weston Morton was first arrested and jailed in early Could after native authorities stated he uncovered himself to numerous individuals and assaulted others at an area resort.
However lower than two weeks later, Morton discovered hassle once more and was again within the Flathead County Detention Middle on June 20.
After his first arrest, Morton, 57, allegedly stated he was from California and public nudity was not thought-about scandalous conduct. Morton posted bail on June 8.
In the latest incident, a Montana Freeway Patrol trooper reported he was driving east on U.S. 2 in Columbia Falls when he heard a car behind him honking its horn. The officer noticed a grey car behind him rushing and weaving out and in of site visitors with out utilizing its flip indicators.
The officer additionally reported the car approached him, modified lanes and instantly braked onerous two autos behind the officer. After site visitors had handed, the car Morton allegedly was driving pulled over the appropriate shoulder subsequent to the trooper.
Based on the trooper, Morton acquired out of his car and walked towards the officer. The officer stated Morton slurred his phrases, stumbled and he had bloodshot eyes. The officer additionally reported smelling alcohol and marijuana on Morton.
When the trooper requested Morton twice if he had been ingesting, the person allegedly stated he had drunk some beer. Throughout subject sobriety assessments, Morton reportedly advised the officer he would give him $50 if he didn’t take him to jai.
After the trooper arrested Morton, the accused man allegedly threatened to kill the trooper, his household and different regulation enforcement officers.
On the jail, a breath take a look at indicated Morton’s blood alcohol stage was 0.171, greater than twice the authorized restrict. A information test indicated Morton had two prior DUIs, together with one in 2004 and one on Jan. 28, 2021.
Morton now faces three felony counts, together with two for indecent publicity and one for making threats to a police officer. As well as, he has two pending misdemeanor counts of assault and one for DUI.
Based on the charging doc within the Could 3 incident, a resort worker referred to as 911 to report a person, later recognized as Morton, operating across the pool space bare and assaulting visitors.
When an officer from Kalispell Police Division spoke to the worker, she stated Morton used the pool and scorching tub whereas bare. She confronted him and he allegedly shoved her into an ATM within the resort foyer.
The officer additionally spoke to a person who was bleeding from the nostril. The person stated he was utilizing the pool space along with his grandchildren, ages 9 and 11, when he noticed Morton enter the realm and take off all his garments. The grandfather stated he confronted Morton and advised him he was being inappropriate.
The grandfather stated Morton punched him within the face and pushed him towards the wall.
Morton’s bail is at present set at $150,000. His subsequent courtroom look is about for July 8.
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