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Gregory Weatherwax

Gregory Weatherwax

A 46-year-old man has been charged after a woman was stabbed in the neck in downtown Missoula on Wednesday. 

Missoula police found Gregory Weatherwax asleep just a block away with a knife in his bloodstained hand, according to charging documents filed Thursday.

Weatherwax faces one count of assault with a weapon, a felony. He has been booked into the Missoula County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

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Police responded to the corner of Higgins Avenue and Pine Street, where a woman was bleeding from a puncture wound on her neck. She said Weatherwax had attacked her; she knew the man but did not know the motive for the alleged attack, according to charging documents. 

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Police found Weatherwax "passed out" on the lawn next to the Missoula County Courthouse with a small knife matching the woman's description in his right fist and blood on the same hand, charging documents state.

Officers arrested Weatherwax and tried to get a statement about the incident, but he was too intoxicated to participate in an interview, prosecutors wrote in court documents.

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