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A 59-year-old Helena man is being charged with his eighth partner or family member assault.

Michael Houle is accused of threatening an ex-partner with a cocked fist.

On Feb. 22, officers responded to a call about a disorderly male. They learned on arrival that Houle and a woman were in an argument and had recently broken up. According to court documents, they live in the same building down the hall from one another.

Houle allegedly threw several of the woman’s belongings into the hallway during the argument and cocked his arm, threatening to throw a punch, according to court documents.

Houle claimed the woman had tried to punch him, according to court documents.

Houle has seven prior PFMA convictions, according to court documents.



Reporter at the Helena Independent Record.

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