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Helena man tells police before going to house of woman with no-contact order

Helena man tells police before going to house of woman with no-contact order

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HELENA - Authorities say a Helena man who had been ordered not to contact a woman called police to tell them that he was going to go talk to her anyway.

Helena Police Chief Troy McGee said he's not sure why Mathew Rusek called his department shortly after midnight Wednesday. McGee said Rusek described the woman as his girlfriend.

An officer drove to the woman's home, where Rusek showed up allegedly toting a 2-by-4 piece of lumber on his shoulder.

McGee said Rusek didn't explain why he brought the lumber and the officer had to order him multiple times to put it down.

Rusek, whose age wasn't available, was arrested on a charge of violating a no-contact order. McGee said he also was charged with possession of a dangerous drug and paraphernalia after marijuana and a pipe was found on him.

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