Gallagher charged after weekend stabbing

Thomas Gallagher

GREAT FALLS-Thomas Gallagher has been charged with assault with a weapon after he allegedly stabbed a man in Great Falls.

It happened at about 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, December 23rd, at a home on the 3800 block of 9th Avenue South.

A man called 911 to report that he had been stabbed.

Responding officers learned that Gallagher and two other men had been drinking with other people at the residence, and Gallagher and a man got into a physical fight.

Another man intervened and separated the two; at that point, according to court documents, Gallagher produced a knife and stabbed the man who had intervened.

The knife narrowly missed the femoral artery, according to court documents.

The knife was later found inside the residence.

Prosecutors requested that bond for Gallagher be set at $75,000 due to “multiple victims and the severity of the injuries to the victim.”

Court documents note that Gallagher has a conviction for misdemeanor theft.