Billings Man Eric Dean Vanzomeren, Arrested And Charged For Assault On Child

July 4, 2018




Syndicated by: Montana News

By: Donald Cyphers  Investigative reporter

Billings man, Eric Dean Vanzomeren was arrested and charged with Assault on a Child.

According to the police report #18-45572, June 27, 2018 Billings Police Office Hoeger was dispatched to what was described as an assault neat 2nd Ave North and North 24th Street.


Billings Officer Hoeger saw two individuals who he was able to identify as minor (A) and a older female (F.W.)


Both the individuals we're sitting outside of the  Sage Tower Apartments.   


Minor (A.) was crying and had blood all over his face.  He had cuts, swelling and bruising on his face and he appeared intoxicated.


Medical units were called in to assist and evaluate (A’s) condition.


(F.W.) also was injured.   She had blood on her face and arms and a cut that was over her eye area.   She did not want medical to treat her.   She told Officer Hoeger that and “old” man in the apartment across the street beat up the boy identified only as (A.) 


The old man had been talking about raping the little boy.  F.W. was at the apartment of the old man when A. showed up at about 8:00 a.m.


Everyone started drinking.  The old man starting making comments to A. that he wanted to rape him.


F.W. during the conversation that morning, showed a picture of her 9-year-old daughter and the old man started making comments on how he wanted to rape her daughter.


Suddenly the old man attacked the male minor.  (Only identified as A.)


The Eric Dean Vanzomeren was identified by the Billings Police as that “old man”.


Eric Vanzomeren started hitting the boy in his face.  The boy tried to defend himself, but was being overpowered by Eric Vanzomeren.


F.W. defended the boy and in the process, Eric Vanzomeren was hitting her also.    F.W. was concerned for the boy has she considered herself as the street mom of the minor boy.


Officer Ross observed blood on the railing, stairs, walls, and in the hallway leading to Eric Vanzomeren’s apartment.   


Officer Ross entered into the apartment and located Eric Vanzomeren laying in his bed appearing to be unresponsive.


He appeared to be highly intoxicated.


Vanzomeren, and injuries to his face and eyes.  His apartment was messy, broken bottles strewn around, clothing on the floor and blood inside of his apartment also.


He was detained without further incident and remanded to the Yellowstone County Detention Center.


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