Glacier County Deputy Assaulted – Amtrak passenger Held
Jaque Amphy is being held on $75,000 bond in the Glacier County jail after reportedly assaulting a Sheriff's deputy.
A press release from the Glacier County Sheriff's Office says that a deputy was dispatched to the Amtrak Train Depot in Cut Bank on Friday, January 8th, at about 6 p.m. for a report of a disorderly man on a train.
When the deputy arrived, the man -- later identified as Jaque -- got off the train, and when the deputy tried to talk with him, he walked away. The deputy tried several times to talk with Amphy, but Amphy continued to walk away.
The deputy requested a second officer, and when the second officer arrived, they attempted once again to talk with Amphy, who at this point had made his way to 1st Liberty Credit Union.
The press release says that at this point, based on information provided by Amtrak officials, the deputies told Amphy that he was being arrested, and attempted to place him in handcuffs.
Amphy then reportedly turned and punched one of the deputies in the face.
The deputies were then able to bring Amphy into custody without further incident.
The deputy who was hit was seen at Northern Rockies Medical Center, and released back to duty with minor injuries, according to the Sheriff's office.
Amphy, from Chicago, Illinois, is being held on $75,000 bond on a felony charge of assault on a peace officer and several misdemeanor charges.