Woman Arrested for Slugging and Injuring Arresting Officer
28 year-old Brittany Auch is in the Missoula County Jail on $10,000 bond after allegedly fighting with a female police officer and causing the officer to be injured.
Court documents state that the officer recognized Auch at a local convenience store and that Auch was wanted on several outstanding warrants as well as driving with a suspended license.
Deputy Missoula County Attorney Caitlin Williams asked Judge Alex Beal for $10,000 bail
“It’s alleged that Officer Jenna Volinkaty observed the defendant driving and learned that she has outstanding warrants and her license was suspended,” said Williams. “While the defendant was initially cooperative and placed her hands behind her back, she then turned and swung at Officer Volinkaty, punching her in the face. Officer Volinkaty had to tackle the defendant and the defendant continued to kick and pull away until other officers arrived.”
Judge Beal imposed bail of $10,000 and ordered that Auch only be released to pretrial supervision.
Auch was returned to the Missoula County Jail.