HAMILTON - A 23-year-old Victor man was arrested Friday afternoon and is being charged with two felony counts of attempted deliberate homicide, according to Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton.
Holton said that at about 12:30 p.m. Friday, the Ravalli County Sheriff's Office and Marcus Daly Hospital Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a home in the 500 block of Abbe Lane in the Victor area after receiving a report of a male possibly having medical issues and assaulting family members.
Holton said that investigators determined that the man had been escorted from the home after displaying erratic and threatening behavior and comments. Holton says that according to evidence and statements from victims and a witness, the suspect then broke a window with a snow shovel and entered the house where he assaulted the victims using broken window trim and sheep shears.
Both victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and the suspect also required medical attention for injuries he sustained from broken glass on the scene.
Holton says the the investigation is ongoing and that the Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is not yet releasing any names related to the case. He says more information will be available early next week.
Holton said additional criminal charges are expected.