Despite her boyfriend’s attempts to cover for her, a Great Falls woman has been charged with stabbing him while high on methamphetamine and endangering her children.
Lisa Marie Garcia, of Great Falls, has been charged with assault with a weapon, a felony, two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one misdemeanor charge of partner or family member assault. If convicted, she faces a potential 22 years imprisonment and a maximum $52,000 in fines. Her bail was set at $10,000.
Great Falls police on Jan. 20 responded to a call regarding a man whose arm had been slashed. When police arrived, the man said he had dropped a knife while washing dishes. Garcia, the man’s girlfriend, allegedly told the officer that she was doing laundry when the man began calling for help. According to the police report, Garcia immediately admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamine with her two young children present.
The officer told Garcia that he didn’t think the man had been cut by a dropping a knife while doing dishes. She allegedly responded, “OK, I did it,” according to court documents and was arrested at the scene.
While leaving the apartment, which is on the fourth floor, the officer noticed a young child standing at a window. The window was reportedly open and did not have a screen, leading to a second child endangerment charge for Garcia.