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by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Missoula woman Melana Marie Linscott was arrested and charged with one count of Aggravated Assault/Reasonable Apprehension and one count of Assault/Bodily Injury
According to a Missoula Justice Court hearing, On Feb 2, 2018 Missoula Police Officers Jensen and Potter were dispatched to a disturbance located at the property of 710 Turner Street #2 in Missoula.
Upon arriving at the location, Officer found a resident of the apartment laying on her side in the doorway moaning.
Officer spoke to the victim and she stated that her roommate Marlene Linscott and a Brenda Mixon was a witness and a friend of the victim.
Melana Linscott is the daughter of Marlene Linscott.
Brenda, Marlene, the defendant and the victim each provided statements to the Police.
Melana Marie Linscott grabbed the victim by the neck and threw her to the ground, Linscott then started to choke the victim and the victim told police that she though that she was going to die.
She described to the Officers that she was not able to breathe in or out and that her vision started to get dark and she started to black out.
A verbal argument started between Marlene and Melana. Melana initiated a physical attack on Marlene. Judge Marie Anderson is presiding over this case and Matt Jennings is the Deputy County Attorney in Missoula who will be prosecuting.