- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A man has been convicted of assault and other charges stemming from a 10-hour standoff at a house near Belt in 2013.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://tinyurl.com/pwd8veb) the jury returned its verdict Tuesday.

Prosecutors said the man assaulted his wife, locked himself and their three children inside their home and threatened to set the house on fire.

The Associated Press is not identifying the man to protect the identities of the victims.

The couple, who are now divorced, gave conflicting accounts of the incident. The woman testified the man began screaming at her and beating her without provocation. The man testified that they argued because he thought she was lying to him, and she was bruised when he tried to calm her down.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 6.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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