The Missoula County Attorney’s Office charged eight new criminal complaints this week, which is significantly lower than last week. According to County Attorney Kirsten Pabst, three of those cases involved some form of violence.

“One was an intimidation and stalking case,” Pabst said. “The second was a partner or family member assault third offense. The third one was a strangulation and partner or family member assault. In the endangerment crime category, we charged two new felony DUIs. A felony is a fourth or subsequent offense. One of those was allegedly a fifth offense. In that case, the defendant crashed on Interstate 90 and ended up in the median.”

In the other case, the defendant allegedly side swiped another vehicle, fled the scene, and followed the victim to another residence. Pabst said her office also charged two new theft cases and one disorderly conduct case.

On Thursday, Thomas Evered was up for parole and Pabst said her office worked hard to make sure he remained behind bars.

“In the early 2000’s, he was charged and convicted of several counts of sexual intercourse without consent and child pornography,” Pabst said. “We worked together with Interpol and the FBI and it was a massive investigation. He ended up being convicted and serving time in federal prison. Now he is in the Montana State Prison. He was up for parole. We argued vehemently that he still presented a very dangerous risk to children in our community.”

Pabst was pleased to announce that the parole board agreed and kept Evered in prison.

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