This past week was one of the busiest the Missoula County Attorney’s office has seen in months. Accoridng to County Attorney Kirsten Pabst, 23 felony cases were handled and many of them were violent crimes.

"Seven of those were violent crimes," Pabst said. "One was an assault on a minor. There was a robbery that involved a family member and a stalking case. There was an assault with a weapon times four involving an alleged gun in a bar. There was one sexual intercourse without consent. There was an assault in the detention facility, an aggravated burglary and violation of an order of protection times three."

Of course, there were lots of other types of crimes as well, including some serious criminal endangerment cases.

"There were four endangerment crimes, including a felony DUI," Pabst said. "There were two criminal endangerment cases. In one, the defendant allegedly slashed the tires of a persons motorcycle and then that person drove it not knowing. There was an endangering the welfare of a child case involving a young child unattended walking along highway 93."

Pabst said there was another child endangerment case which involved a child that was allegedly put in harm’s way during a custodial exchange between two parents.