Butte resident Nova White, 19, was arrested and charged with partner-family member assault with reasonable apprehension at about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. White threatened to kill her mother and burn the house down, police said. The victim is a 42-year-old female.
A Butte homeless woman, Michelle Pehringer, 47, ate raw hamburger and raw shrimp and chased it down with lemonade-flavored beer at Stokes Market at 1301 Harrison Avenue 8 p.m. Tuesday. Police arrived to arrest her for shoplifting. She was eating the food and drinking while still in the store. She also took a Bud Light Chelada and ate half of a deli sandwich. Police found Pehringer extremely intoxicated. She reported feeling sick. Pehringer faces shoplifting charges.
Butte police arrested Thayne Allen, 38, at about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of West Silver Street for assault with a weapon. He got into an argument with his downstairs neighbor over the use of his car. When another male showed up, Allen went upstairs, took a rock being used as a doorstop and threw it at the female victim, who was still downstairs. The victim, 29, received an injury to her forehead and was transported to St. James Healthcare due to reports of dizziness.
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Butte police arrested Anaconda resident Joseph Fuller, 25, for DUI refusal at about 2 a.m. Wednesday at Utah and Front. Police spotted Fuller speeding in a white pickup truck in the 500 block of South Main St. Police followed Fuller for several blocks and saw the truck bounce off of snow piles and almost hit a parked car. Police gave him a field sobriety test but he refused to take a Breathalyzer. In addition to being charged with DUI refusal, he was also charged with an open container, speeding and changing lanes in an unsafe manner.