Police Arrest Missoula Man for Violating Order of Protection for Third Time
Missoula police received a 911 call at around 2:00 p.m. Sunday about a man that was reportedly aggressively panhandling on North Reserve. Missoula Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.
"Officers were called to the 2500 block of North Reserve street for a complaint of solicitation and disorderly conduct. The officers made contact with an adult male and an adult female at that location and learned that there was an order of protection in place preventing the male for being with the female."
Police ended up arresting 43-year-old Jeremy Bean Stock, but he didn’t receive any charges related to solicitation or disorderly conduct.
"He made admissions to the officers that he was aware of the orders of protection and was subsequently arrested for violating that order. After that it was learned that Mr. Stock had two prior convictions for violating the same order, making this one a felony."
Like DUI’s and partner or family member assault charges, Order of protection charges are cumulative in Montana, and the third charge is an automatic felony.