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Montana man whose wife allegedly tried to kill him wants her back home

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes this story of true love from Perry Backus of the Ravalli Republic:

HAMILTON – On Friday, Corinne Marie Carson was officially charged with the attempted murder of her husband.

At the very same hearing, her husband, Joseph, asked the judge to let his wife come home to her family.

“I’ve been with her for 17 years,” he said. “I like to think that I know her very well. The individual who attacked me, I truly believe that was not my wife.”

Corinne Carson, 43, of Hamilton appeared before Ravalli County Justice Jim Bailey on Friday afternoon on felony counts of attempted deliberate homicide and assault with a weapon.

Court records said she allegedly stabbed a 4-inch hunting knife in her husband’s chest on the evening of Jan. 17.

Lest you are mystified, here’s a clue: Alcohol – a lot of alcohol – allegedly was involved.

Gwen Florio

Weekend Cops and Courts Roundup – Too many guys, too little whiskey. Deadly crash and deadly fire, too. Bitterroot NF boo-boo.

Or something like that, in a story from the Helena Independent Record about a fight, apparently over a bottle of whiskey, that ended badly. One man is accused of stabbing two others – one in the head, and one in the chest – in that incident. Both men were treated for their wounds and released.

That’s one of the things happening around the state this weekend that kept law enforcement and firefighters busy.

Also in Helena, the Associated Press reports that a 45-year-old man has died following a fire at a mechanical shop next to a residence northwest of Hauser Lake.

From the Billings Gazette: Police say a 53-year-old Billings man died after the Honda Civic he was driving struck two other vehicles stopped at a traffic light.
wardens

And a big oops in the Bitterroot, where The U.S. Forest Service is investigating the reality television series ‘Wardens,’ (Steve Puppe image at right) because a segment filmed in the Bitterroot National Forest appears to have been filmed without a permit, the Associated Press reports.

Gwen Florio

Attempted murder charge reduced to aggravated assault

Read the charging document.

The Missoula County Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed a charge of aggravated assault against a woman who allegedly stabbed a man in the chest Tuesday night at the Palace Apartments on West Broadway.

Colanda L. Lint, 34, was initially charged with a count of attempted murder because of the seriousness of the injuries to 42-year-old Geoffrey Price. However, prosecutors filed the lesser charge after reviewing investigative reports.

The victim remains hospitalized with serious injuries that do not appear life threatening, according to police.

“There was a disturbance between a man and a woman and it basically just ended up escalating into a stabbing,” said Missoula Police Sgt. Bob Bouchee. “The female stabbed the male in the chest area.”

Bouchee said police received the emergency call at around 8:45 p.m. When they arrived, the victim and suspect were the only people in the apartment. There is no evidence to suggest that anyone else was involved, he said.

Lint will appear on the felony charge Wednesday afternoon in Missoula County Justice Court.

According to the charging document, police recovered an 8-inch kitchen knife from the apartment. The weapon had a width of between 2 and 3 inches. Price was stabbed about two inches below his left nipple and three inches toward the center of his chest.

Lint told police that she and Price had been arguing. At some point, he handed her the knife and said “Why don’t you just go ahead and stab me then?” records state.

Woman charged with attempted murder in stabbing

A 34-year-old woman is in jail on a felony charge of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed a man in the chest Tuesday night at the Palace Apartments on West Broadway.

Colanda L. Lint faces a single count of attempted deliberate homicide and remains jailed in Missoula. The 42-year-old victim is hospitalized with serious injuries that do not appear to be life threatening, according to police.

“There was a disturbance between a man and a woman and it basically just ended up escalating into a stabbing,” said Missoula Police Sgt. Bob Bouchee. “The female stabbed the male in the chest area.”

Bouchee said police received the emergency call at around 8:45 p.m. When they arrived, the victim and suspect were the only people in the apartment. There is no evidence to suggest that anyone else was involved, he said.

Lint will appear on the felony charge this afternoon in Missoula County Justice Court.

Havre woman enters not guilty pleas in Oxford stabbing

A 22-year-old woman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of attempted murder and assault with a weapon for allegedly stabbing two men outside of a downtown Missoula bar last month.

Lacey Jade Tollefson, of Havre, appeared for the arraignment hearing in 4th Judicial District Court in Missoula. She remains jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail for her alleged role in the stabbings, which happened on May 16 near the corner of Pine Street and Higgins Avenue.

Tollefson faces a third felony count of attempted assault with a weapon for allegedly trying to “slash at” another man, who was in a parked outside of the bar in a pickup truck.

Two Missoula men – Brian Brennan, 22, and Carlos Combs, 46 – were injured in the assault. The men did not know each other, and told police they had never met Tollefson.

Brennan was stabbed in the chest and suffered a “sucking chest wound,” according to charging documents. The right side of his chest and his lungs had filled with blood by the time he arrived at St. Patrick Hospital. Combs was stabbed in the back and was treated for injuries.