Syndicated by: Montana News
by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Billings, Montana--//MNA Press//-- Billings man Robert Wayne Schaub was arrested and charged with strangulation. On December 18, 2017 at about 2:30 p.m. Billings police were dispatched to the address of 1301 Industrial Ave Apartment #47 for what was described as a disturbance which changed into an assault.
Billings police officer Sutton, upon arriving at the home spoke with the victim K.C. who stated that Robert Wayne Schaub was her ex-boyfriend and that they had been in a violent relationship for about (1) year.
In this relationship, Robert Schaub would become violent towards her and the children.
This particular day Robert Wayne Schaub called her on her cell phone telling her that he was going to drop by. K.C., told Schaub that she was not home and that he did not need to drop by.
Upon finishing her errands in town K.C., came home to find that her front door was closed but unlocked.
K.C., thought that was odd because she had locked her front door to the apartment when she had left earlier. As K.C., walked into her apartment, there standing just inside of the door entrance was Robert Schaub. Robert immediately grabbed by her neck, shoved her against the door by her neck.
Schaub started to yell at K.C. stating, that she had "lied to him." Schaub then grabbed her by her neck and started to choke her all while holding her up against the doorway. The victim, K.C., felt as if he had choked her for about one minute. She remembers that her feet were dangling off of the floor as Schaub was strangulating her as his hands were around her throat cutting off her ability to breathe.
K.C., was kicking her feet towards Schaub in an attempt to break free. Once she did break free from his choke hold that he had on her neck and throat area, she ran into the bathroom and closed the door and sat against the doorway in an attempt to keep Schaub from entering the bathroom.
Schaub pushed against the bathroom door gaining access, then pinned her to the ground and started to punch her in the face and mouth, causing her to have bruising all around her facial area.
K.C., fought back, fearing for her life that she would be choked again by Schaub, started to punch at Schaub striking him in the mouth with her fists which caused his lip to bleed. Schaub got up, grabbed some of his things from the apartment and abruptly, left the area.
When Officer Sutton located Schaub, he asked Schaub what happened. Schaub immediately stated that K.C., was using drugs and his only proof of that was he found a dollar bill that was in one of her drawers. He indicated that he found personal items that he thought were being used by K.C., but not with him, so he was under the impression that K.C., was sleeping with someone else.
Schaub admitted that he had gone through her dresser drawers and that he held her against her will up against the door for about 5 seconds.
Schaub also admitted that he grabbed K.C.'s neck and that it was accidental.
He admitted that he grabbed her shirt and that it may have caused injury to her.
Schaub admitted to Officer Sutton that he followed K.C., into the bathroom, but that she had kicked and punched him. He stated that he grabbed her and rolled her onto her right side pinning her arm under her body so she could not hit him. He stated that he got up and left.
Schaub was detained without incident.
Julie Mees is the Deputy County Attorney handling this case. On April 26, 2018 an order to continue the trial was set up that the trial originally set for 4/30/2018 at 9:00 a.m. was reset for Monday July 23rd, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Judge Michael B. Moses will be presiding. Case Docket# is DC-17-1479
Currently Schaub and the victim are in a bitter custody battle. Further updates on this case will be published as they become available.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995