A Missoula man is being charged with a felony and three misdemeanors after allegedly slashing a woman’s tires and driving away intoxicated on Thursday morning.
According to court documents, Timothy Jon Meyer has at least three prior convictions for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. His fourth DUI leads to a felony charge.
Meyer is also charged with resisting arrest, driving while his license is suspended, and criminal mischief – all misdemeanors under Montana code.
Law enforcement initially responded to 514 River St. after Meyer allegedly came to the door of the residence with a handgun in his waistband. Around 3 a.m. the same day, police responded to another report from the resident stating that Meyer had slashed the tires of her car and driven away.
According to law enforcement, police officers initially suspected Meyer of assault with a weapon and pulled him over in his pickup truck as he pulled into Hanson Trailer Park. Police observed a Colt Python revolver lying on the passenger seat of the vehicle.
The affidavit reported that police smelled alcohol on Meyer’s breath and noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred as he exited his vehicle. Meyer proved uncooperative with law enforcement when they tried to administer sobriety tests.
After Meyer was handcuffed, he became belligerent and tried unsuccessfully to maneuver the handcuffs under his feet to escape.
Police then noticed a woman following Meyer in a car. The woman, identified in the affidavit as Meredith Angevine, exited her vehicle, and police found that she had been sitting on a folding pocket knife.
Court documents indicated each side of the blade was covered with black residue.
Angevine told police that they had driven by the alleged victim’s house, but they had not stopped. Meyer also denied he slashed the alleged victim’s tires, but admitted that he knew the woman.
Meyer remains in jail on $25,000 bail.