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MISSOULA  — A 51-year-old Missoula man is accused of assault with a  weapon for allegedly chasing his wife with a lit propane torch after using the  flame to light a methamphetamine pipe Tuesday night.

Daniel Scott Windmueller appeared Wednesday afternoon before Missoula County  Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech.

According to an affidavit filed by Deputy County Attorney Jordan Kilby,  Windmueller’s wife came out of the bedroom to find her husband lighting a meth  pipe with a green camping propane bottle.

“She confronted Daniel about his use of drugs and he came at her with the lit  torch,” the affidavit stated. He allegedly burned a hole through her shorts,  causing a minor injury to her thigh.

According to the affidavit, Windmueller appeared to be high when Missoula  police responded his home. He was pacing back and forth outside the residence  and told police his wife became violent with him when he was trying to help her  with a “medical issue.”

Police found the woman, distraught and crying, in the basement of the  home.

Windmueller is listed as a violent offender for a previous conviction.

Orzech set bail in the amount of $50,000.




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