Crime and Courts

Nov 21, 2013 9:43 PM by MTN News - Helena

Helena man facing assault charges

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.

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