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Billings man Nathaniel John Salazar was arrested for assault by the Billings Police Department.
Salazar accused of assaulting another individual knocking him to the ground and then stomping on his head multiple times, according to police reports.
In summary; On November 2, 2018, Billings police responded to a 911 call for a reported assault at 2401 Montana Ave. in the parking lot.
Billings police officer Stonewall upon arriving at the scene noticed a large crowd of people gathering in the parking lot, and several of them are pointing to a female who was wearing a black shirt and pants, which he was able to later identified as Ashley Pratt.
Others in the crowd pointed to a male wearing a black shirt, identified as Nathaniel John Salazar, born April 1984.
The victim was later identified as K.S.
K.S. appeared to have been unconscious. As Billings Police Officer Stovall was interviewing witnesses, the victim K.S. started to get up had lacerations over his face and blood coming from his left ear.
The victim was transported to St. Vincent's healthcare for medical treatment.
One witness by the name of Jerry Buchanan spoke with Billings police officer Stonewall and stated that he observed Salazar knocked the victim to the ground and then repeatedly stomping on his head. Buchanan indicated that multiple bystanders intervened to stop Salazar from continuing stomping on the victim's head.
Billings police officer Stovall interviewed Ashley Pratt, and Pratt stated that she and Salazar were standing outside of the racks are smoking a cigarette when the K.S. walked over to them and started asking them for a cigarette. Ashley Pratt indicated that Salazar became extremely upset when K.S. would not leave and kept harassing them over getting a cigarette that would not leave them alone.
Pratt stated that Salazar eventually knocked K.S. down to the ground.
Salazar was taken into custody by officer Edwards. Billings police officer Edwards noted that Salazar appeared to be intoxicated and that his eyes were bloodshot, and his speech slurred.
Salazar told Officer Edwards that he left the rainbow bar with Ashley Pratt and was in the parking lot when they were approached by K.S., who was thrashing them for cigarette money and alcohol. Salazar indicated that he and Pratt got into separate vehicles to leave but that he saw Pratt back out of her vehicle to confront K.S. and Salazar states that he saw KDS strike, Ashley Pratt.
Salazar claims a he got out of his own free will and confronted K.S. and that he hit the victim in the face knocking him to the ground, then he kicked the victim but denied that the kick occurred while the victim was on the ground.
On November 14, Kerry Buchanan contacted Billings police officer Stonewall and reported it he had video surveillance footage of the incident.
He had reviewed the video, saw Salazar exit his car walk over to the victim, and then began punching the victim. The victim was knocked to the ground by Salazar, who then started stomping on the victim's head.
Jerry Buchanan characterized the incident as a vicious attack. Buchanan states that the victim did nothing to encourage attack from Salazar physically.
In the encourage tape Gary B Cannon describes how Salazar repeatedly and very violently Stomped multiple times on the head of the victim.