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The Helena man accused of attacking two people with a knife Monday afternoon was officially charged Tuesday with felony attempted homicide. 

Rainbow Cloud Peters, 25, also faces a felony charge of assault with a weapon and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

On Monday, Nov. 18, officers were called to the intersection of Last Chance Gulch and Neill Avenue for a report of a physical altercation between a male and a female. The male, later identified as Peters, was reported to have a knife.

An officer observed Peters charging after the female with a knife in his hand, according to court documents. Peters was tackled to the ground by an officer and a civilian, according to the court affidavit.

Peters was allegedly uncooperative and combative with officers attempting to arrest him. The female being chased by Peters was stabbed, along with another male. The female is in a relationship with Peters, according to court documents.

Witnesses say Peters was running toward the female with two knives, which were later found on the scene. The male on the scene jumped between the two and Peters stabbed both of them.

According to court documents, Peters intended to kill the female and stabbed the male because he got in the way.

After being detained in the back of a police car, Peters yelled profanities and said “I will stab you,” though authorities don't know who he was referring to. Peters also said “I don’t give a (expletive) what I did,” according to court documents.

While in the police car, he allegedly made threats of assault to a police officer.



Reporter at the Helena Independent Record.

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