State Senator Faces Four Charges - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

State Senator Faces Four Charges

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RED LODGE -

A state senator from Red Lodge is facing a felony charge for assault on a minor for allegedly throwing his four-year-old daughter to the ground.

Jason Priest is also charged with partner or family member assault, assault, and resisting arrest. Charging documents show on February 1, Priest's daughter suffered a one-inch bump on her head and Jonathan Trapp, Anna Priest's boyfriend, had a fractured rib.

Anna Priest, Jason Priest's wife, went to pick up her three children and Priest yelled obscenities at his wife. The documents say Priest pushed Anna priest down the stairs of the porch and threw his daughter inside of the house when she tried to leave. Priest also repeatedly punched Trapp and told police he would do it again if Trapp ever got on his property.

Police described Priest as being in a "blind rage."

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