Ireland faces new felony charge

HELENA – A Helena suspect charged with kicking in doors at two apartments on Sunday is now charged with a felony.

County prosecutors have added a charge of assault with a weapon against Gregory M. Ireland.

On Tuesday, Ireland was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief for allegedly pursuing a former girlfriend.

New charging documents say Ireland allegedly tried to chase and run-down that same victim with a pickup truck last Friday on the 1200 block of Custer Avenue.

Witnesses say they saw the 30 year old Ireland chasing the victim with a truck, forcing her to run up a large snow bank in order to avoid getting struck.

Bond in the case is still set at $5,000.

He’ll be arraigned in district court at the end of the month.