Aug. 26, 2014
Here BSB Undersheriff George Skuletich gives an update on the stabbing that occurred near Silver Bow Homes Monday afternoon. Witnesses and the victim say that the fight was over borrowed clothing.
The bantering reporters are John Emeigh of KXLF and Nessa Wright of ABC FOX Montana.
by Jim Larson
Aug. 26, 2014
Joseph Wright faces a laundry list of charges.
The Butte man was seen by a witness breaking into a laundry machine at the Laundromat on Front Street. In fact, the witness spoke to Wright, police said.
A vehicle matching the description of Wright’s vehicle was spotted by police at McDonald’s a short time later.
There officers found a syringe loaded with meth, burglary tools, and a bag full of quarters, Undersheriff George Skuletich told reporters.
Among the charges that Wright faces are burglary, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of dangerous drugs, police said.
Wright is 49.
Aug. 26, 2014
The Curtis senate campaign held a meet and greet at Headframe Spirits last night in Butte.
When Curtis' campaign manager Clayton Elliot was asked if the party would try to move Amanda to right, he said, "We're going to let Amanda be Amanda."
Traditionally successful Montana Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate hold to the center right of the political spectrum.
Curtis is the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. She replaced sitting senator John Walsh.
Walsh withdrew from the race when faced with plagiarism charges.
He was appointed to the seat when Senator Max Baucus accepted the ambassadorship to China.
Curtis is the most recent candidate chosen by the Democrats to oppose Daines in the 2014 Senate race.
An email seeking comment from the Daines campaign has so far gone unanswered.
by Jim Larson
Aug. 20, 2014
This story also appears in this week's Butte Weekly
John and Courtney McKee love the hard stuff in a big way.
The owners of Headframe Spirits are well on their way to building an alcohol beverage plant that would have an output larger than that of Maker’s Mark, Mr. McKee noted.
He and his wife addressed a meeting of the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners Committee of the Whole Wednesday night. The couple was there to update commissioners on the progress of their plan.
If all goes well, where ore was once hoisted, spirits will be.
William McDaniel’s Saturday night did not come with a happy ending.
McDaniel called the police from the Sagebrush Sam’s Exotic Dance Club and Casino in Rocker at about 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.
He reported that he had been deprived of the sex act that he believed he had paid for, Undersheriff George Skuletich told reporters.
The call ended in Mr. McDaniel’s arrest.
McDaniel paid the proprietors of the club $350 for what he believed would be sex. When it became clear that he was only getting an extended lap dance, the disgruntled customer called the authorities.
Apparently lap dances are charged for by the song, and McDaniel was to receive a dance that lasted for several songs in a private back room, but when he became “sexually aggressive” police said, the music stopped.
When police arrived, the club’s owners explained that they didn’t provide customers with the services of prostitutes.
McDaniel made bond. That set him back $550, a sum that also did not include sex. That brought McDaniel’s total cash outlay for the disappointing evening to $900.
Yesterday BSB Sheriff Ed Lester reported that the Safeway on Harrison had been robbed in mid-afternoon.
The suspect made off with prescription drugs. The specific medications were not divulged.
Here is Sheriff Lester's message:
At this afternoon officers from Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department responded to an armed robbery at the Safeway store on Massachusetts Street. A male suspect entered the grocery store and went to the pharmacy counter. The male then pointed a hand gun at store staff and demanded medication. The male did obtain a small amount of prescription medication. The male then fled on foot. This is an active investigation at this time. I am including two photos of the suspect and one of a possible suspect vehicle. The vehicle is believed to be a mid 90's model Jeep SUV. No one was injured during this incident. Anyone with information can contact The Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department at 497–1120 or Crimestoppers at 782-7336.Thanks for your assistance, Sheriff Ed Lester
Today Undersheriff George Skuletich gave this update:
Here is an image of the suspect and a vehicle of interest.