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A 42-year-old man with a history of violent assault is facing five felony charges after allegedly beating his female housemate and fleeing in the woman’s car Wednesday evening.

Travis Leroy Falcon, of Spokane, Wash., is charged with aggravated assault, robbery, theft, failure to register as a violent offender, and criminal possession of dangerous drugs for allegedly possessing methamphetamine.

According to the affidavit filed by Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg, Falcon had been staying with the victim for a few weeks in exchange for painting and repairs on her home. The victim and Falcon had connected via Facebook and arranged their living situation.

Falcon and the woman arrived home Wednesday night with her kids and an altercation ensued. The woman told responding law enforcement that Falcon started punching her in the face in front of her two children, who were eating dinner at the kitchen table.

The altercation moved to the woman’s bedroom, where the two struggled for her purse and the victim fell to the floor. Falcon then allegedly stood on the woman and put his foot on her chest, strangling her with one hand around her throat. The victim began to lose consciousness; Falcon released her and allegedly grabbed the keys to her car and $180 from her purse.

The woman ran to a neighbor’s house and called 9-1-1. When Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Wafstet arrived, the woman’s oldest child confirmed his mother’s story.

The deputy also took photographs of the injuries to the woman’s neck and face and told her to seek medical attention for the injuries.

Missoula County sheriff’s deputies located the defendant Thursday morning at a residence on Big Flat Road.

In an interview with the officers, Falcon said both he and the alleged victim “should be in jail for their actions that evening.”

He also said the woman began acting “psycho” and came at him “aggressively,” before hitting him in the face multiple times.

He admitted to pushing her to the ground – but not very hard – and said he didn’t remember grabbing the woman by the throat.

After the altercation in the bedroom, he grabbed the money and the woman’s keys and ran out the door, driving away in her car.

The affidavit noted the defendant has never registered as a violent offender.

At the Missoula County jail, a detention officer found a bag with methamphetamine in it.

In Justice Court on Thursday, Judge Karen Orzech set Falcon’s bail at $25,000.



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