by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings woman Mackenzie Jaryn Gallogly arrested and charged with Strangulation of her girl friend.
In a Court hearing, Mackenzie Jaryn Gallogly caused the impeded normal breathing and circulation of the blood of her gay partner by strangulation of L.H. at their home located at 2316 ½ 11th Ave North in Billings.
Gallogly was charged under a new criminal statute that went into effect on May 20, 2017 Section 45, Chapter 5, Part 2 of the Montana Code Annotation.
On October 8, 2017 the Billings Dispatch received a call at about 2:30 in the afternoon for officers to respond to a reported disturbance.
Billings Police Officer Mansur located the victim L.H. who was crying and was in distress according to Officer Mansur.
The victim L.H. reported to Officer Mansur that she was choked by her girl friend Mackenzie Jaryn Gallogly.
The victim described to Officer Mansur what the Officer believed to be called a “rear naked chokehold.”
L.H. (victim) described to Officer Brad Mancur badge #442, that she had been in a romantic relationship with Mackensie Jaryn Gallogly for about (8) years and the two of them lived together for most of those (8) years.
The female victim L.H. had recently moved out due to the end of her relationship to alleged infidelity. The victim still has a few belonging at the residence and went to retrieve them.
L.H. (victim) waited for her former girl friend Mackensie Jaryn Gallogly to return to the property. Once Gallogly arrived at the property, both females entered the property.
As she the female victim L.H. was walking ahead of Gallogly, Gallogly placed a “rear naked chokehold” on her former girl friend. and started to strangle her.
When Officers Brown and Mansur approached Gallogly about what took place, Gallogly became instantly aggressive towards the police officers and refused to cooperate.