HAMILTON - A Missoula woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to attacking her boyfriend's home with a hatchet and a .45-caliber pistol in January.
As part of a plea agreement that could keep her out of jail, Camaree N. Fellon, 22, pleaded guilty to felony counts of assault with a weapon and criminal mischief, and a misdemeanor charge of partner or family member assault before Ravalli County District Judge Jeffrey Langton.
The University of Montana student was arrested at a residence south of Darby after the sheriff's office received a call about the woman, who was apparently distraught over a breakup with her boyfriend.
An argument apparently began over the mess her dog had made at the boyfriend's cabin south of Darby, court records said.
After her boyfriend left to go to a friend's home a few miles north, Fellon shot a pistol into the wall, broke out several windows, damaged a refrigerator and used a hatchet to hack at the interior walls.
She then got in her own vehicle and drove to the friend's home, where she raced her engine, honked the horn and demanded that her boyfriend come outside. He refused.
The men heard gunshots and saw Fellon standing in the yard with a handgun.
Court records said the men had seen Fellon become violent on previous occasions and were afraid they would be shot. Fellon shot her boyfriend's truck before breaking into the home.
A struggle ensued and Fellon bit one man on the arm.
Her blood alcohol content was measured at 0.152 after she was arrested. The legal limit is 0.08.
The plea bargain agreement recommends a six-year deferred imposition of sentence. Fellon would be required to pay restitution.
A sentencing hearing was set for May 12.
After hearing that Fellon has been taking anger management classes, Langton agreed to discontinue an alcohol monitoring device condition. Langton also will be allowed contact with her boyfriend through telephone calls and letters. Any physical contact will have to wait until after the sentencing hearing.
Fellon's case was moved up the docket to allow her time to get back to Missoula to take a test at the University of Montana.
Ravalli Republic editor Perry Backus can be reached at 363-3300 or email@example.com.