State Senator Pleads Not Guilty - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

State Senator Pleads Not Guilty

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

A state senator from Red Lodge pled not guilty to four charges in Carbon County District Court.

Jason Priest is charged with assault on a minor, 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 estranged wife, went to pick up her three children and says Priest yelled obscenities at his wife.

The documents say Priest pushed Anna Priest down the stairs of the porch and threw his 4-year-old 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."

  • LocalMore>>

  • Fire East of Roundup Still Burning

    Fire East of Roundup Still Burning

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:57:56 GMT
    A timber fire scorched between 30 to 40 acres, according to Musselshell County Dispatch.
    A timber fire scorched between 30 to 40 acres, according to Musselshell County Dispatch.
  • Big Concerts a Boost for Local Businesses

    Big Concerts a Boost for Local Businesses

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:57:03 GMT
    Big concerts like Tuesday night's Tim McGraw show at MetraPark aren't just good for fans - they're good for local businesses, too.
    Big concerts like Tuesday night's Tim McGraw show at MetraPark aren't just good for fans - they're good for local businesses, too.
  • Adult Book Store and Tobacco Shop Served Search Warrants

    Adult Book Store and Tobacco Shop Served Search Warrants

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:47:19 GMT
    Ball Adult Books and Video and Headie's Tobacco and Accessories were served search warrants by Billings Police Detective. The search warrants were in connection to a drug known as spice.
    Ball Adult Books and Video and Headie's Tobacco and Accessories were served search warrants by Billings Police Detective. The search warrants were in connection to a drug known as spice.