22 year-old Haley Doty of Lolo is being held on $10,000 bail after lying to, then pushing and kicking a Missoula County Sheriff’s deputy on Friday.

Doty made her initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court on Monday charged with felony assault on a peace officer and misdemeanor resisting arrest and obstruction, but she is no stranger to the criminal justice system, according to Deputy County Attorney Caitlin Williams, who addressed her comments to Judge Marie Andersen.

“Your honor, the state is requesting bail in the amount of $10,000 to run concurrent with her warrants out of district court,” Williams began. “The defendant is known to Deputy Rasmussen from a previous investigation, and he knew that she had a no bond warrant out for her arrest. She needs to serve 14 days in jail out of municipal court.”

Williams described the confrontation between the deputy and the defendant.

“When Deputy Rasmussen encountered the defendant on Friday night, she said that she was not Haley Doty,” she said. “She pushed the deputy and then fought him during her arrest. She then kicked him in the groin causing him pain. She has two $10,000 warrants out of district court for failure to appear. She is also currently pending trial on a felony theft case and waiting to be arraigned on a felony deceptive practices case.”

Williams said the defendant was classified as a Level III Active Monitoring, she asked for the $10,000 bail due to the level of threat that the defendant might not appear in court.

Judge Andersen set bail for Doty at $10,000 and ordered her to appear again on September 25.

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