A Kalispell man was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon after he allegedly rammed his car into another vehicle as his wife took their young daughter out of the backseat.
Michael Paul Noland is currently being held in Flathead County Detention Center on a $40,000 bond.
According to court documents, on Sept. 25 Noland was sitting in his pickup truck revving the engine while his wife was taking their 2-year-old daughter out of the backseat. Noland then allegedly “peeled out” and drove directly into the back of his wife’s vehicle, sending both the woman and child to the ground. Noland then left the scene while the woman called 911.
One neighbor reported seeing both the woman and child on the ground bleeding after the crash. The 2-year-old also had a large lump on her forehead.
Noland will be arraigned in Flathead County District Court on Oct. 8 before Judge Heidi Ulbricht. If convicted, Noland could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $50,000.
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