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Prosecutors: Worden man arrested for hitting mother in face with box of wine

Posted at 3:27 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 00:16:30-05

BILLINGS – A 25-year-old man has been placed in police custody for suspicion of assault, a misdemeanor, after witnesses say he stuck his mother in the face with a box of wine.

On Thursday, Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies responded to an altercation at the 2400 block of Second Street in Worden.

A male told deputies that his brother, Chance Schlesselman, was drunk at their family home and hit his mother in the face several times.

Schlesselman was drinking at the Longbranch Saloon before the altercation, according to court documents. He then became angry at this mother, according to his brother, because she wanted to have a glass of wine after looking after a toddler while Schlesselman was at the bar.

The mother told deputies Schlesselman became upset and stuck her in the face with a box of wine, unprovoked. After that, the mother told deputies Schlesselman chased his brother out of the house, locked the door and punched his mother on the side of the face, knocking her to the bed unconscious.

Schlesselman fled from the house and was later apprehended by deputies at the Darkhorse Saloon in Worden as he was running out of the back gate.

According to court officials, Schlesselman was scheduled to appear before a judge in Yellowstone County Justice Court Friday.

Reporting by Andrea Lutz for MTN News