Joseph Eldon Miller

HELENA – A Helena suspect with four prior convictions for partner/family member assault is jailed on a fifth count.

Joseph Eldon Miller was arrested Wednesday following what witnesses say was a physical fight at a North Davis street address.

Prosecutors say Miller punched his girlfriend of 8 years in the chest during the altercation.

Miller was seen via video in Lewis & Clark County Justice Court Thursday afternoon. Bond in the case has been set at $20,000.

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He’ll be arraigned in district court next month.

According to ConWeb, Miller also has prior convictions for burglary, criminal mischief and issuing a bad check.