A Missoula woman has been charged with a felony after prosecutors say she kicked a Missoula sheriff’s deputy and hit him with a wooden drumstick when he attempted to serve an order of protection issued against her.
Calleen Collver-Holm, 44, made her initial appearance in Missoula County Justice Court on Tuesday, after she was arrested and charged with assault on a peace officer on Monday.
According to a court affidavit, a Missoula sheriff’s deputy attempted to serve an order of protection on Collver-Holm, finding her on Monday outside of the home from which she'd been barred. She allegedly refused to accept the order, and when told she needed to leave, instead attempted to open the gate to the home’s yard to let out several aggressive dogs.
When the deputy stopped her, Collver-Holm allegedly began to hit and kick the officer, then hit him with a drumstick. The deputy wrestled her to the ground and handcuffed her, a court affidavit stated.
Collver-Holm cried through much of the second half of her court hearing on Tuesday, saying the deputy attacked her and she had been defending herself and that the deputy was “lying.”
She also said she needed to go to the house to get her keys and her medical marijuana, and that another person had stolen her gun from her. At one point Justice of the Peace Marie Andersen told her to quit her constant interruptions of the judge.
Andersen released Collver-Holm on her own recognizance — but told her to stay in the county — after she promised to abide by the terms of the order of protection.