Vallarie Quinonez pleaded not guilty on Thursday

GREAT FALLS – Vallarie Quinonez pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of felony aggravated burglary and misdemeanor assault.

In January, Great Falls police responded to a call for a general disturbance.

When officers arrived, a victim approached them with injuries to her face and was bleeding.

Quinonez confirmed that she and several other people had broken into the victim’s home and assaulted her.

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She told police the incident was planned and was for revenge on an earlier incident.

Dani Jo Lee Burshia also pleaded not guilty in the same incident.


(JANUARY 21, 2018) A woman was assaulted Sunday morning after several people broke into her home.

According to the Great Falls Police Department, officers responded to the 1800 block of 6th Avenue North for a general disturbance.

The victim told police that several people had broken into her home and kicked and punched her.

While at the residence, officers were notified of another woman at the Great Falls Clinic with injuries.

She was later identified as 21-year-old Vallarie Quinonez.

According to police, Quinonez confirmed that she and several other people had broken into the victim’s home and assaulted her.

She stated the incident was planned and was for revenge on an earlier incident.

Quinonez was charged with felony aggravated burglary and misdemeanor assault.

She said there were two cars that drove to the victim’s home for the incident. Police located the cars and made two more arrests.

The driver was identified as 30-year-old Scott Nickel and he was charged with accountability to aggravated burglary and accountability to assault.

Another suspect in the vehicle was identified as 20-year-old Dani Jo Lee Burshia, who was charged with felony aggravated burglary and misdemeanor assault.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News

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