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Great Falls man charged with assaulting woman

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 11:41:55-05

A man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted an ex-girlfriend in Great Falls.

Police responded on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to a residence on 18th Avenue NW for a report of an assault.

The victim told police that Jason Scott Brown had arrived unannounced at her house and the two began arguing, which turned into a physical fight.

Court documents state that the woman said that Brown wrapped his arm around her neck with enough force that she was unable to breathe as he dragged her out of the house.

She managed to escape, and told police that Brown then kicked a hole in a wall of her living room, took several antique coins and a set of car keys, and threw a large rock that hit her in the leg, causing a visible injury.

A neighbor saw the incident and provided police with a similar version of what happened.

Brown is charged with felony strangulation of a partner/family member and three misdemeanors: partner/family member assault; criminal mischief; and theft.

NOTE: The information above is from court documents and/or publicly-available information filed in the case, and does not necessarily provide all of the information relevant to the case. Defendants are considered legally innocent until proven guilty in court.