Nov 21, 2013 9:43 PM by MTN News - Helena
HELENA - Jeremiah Dochterman of Helena appeared in court on Thursday on two assault charges.
He faces charges for a partner/family member assault and assault with a weapon after allegedly drinking and holding his wife in a room with a large kitchen knife, then questioning her, and telling her she would be "eliminated" if she didn't answer them.
Court documents state that officers arrived on scene just before 1 a.m. on Thursday.
There they encountered Dochterman in the backyard stating that he was a Marine and referring to his wife and kids as "civilians."
The report states Dochterman admitted to drinking half bottle of liquor, but denied having a weapon.
The judge ordered that he receive a mental health evaluation in the next week.
Dochterman's bond was set at $25,000.