Republican Lawmaker Charged With Felony Assault After Throwing 4-Year-Old Daughter

jason-priest-mugshotThis past Wednesday, Montana State Senator Jason Priest was hit with a plethora of charges including felony assault on a minor and misdemeanor counts of partner or family member assault and resisting arrest.

You might be asking yourself what led to these charges.  Well, let’s see – he allegedly:

  • Threw his 4-year-old daughter.
  • Shoved his estranged wife.
  • Broke her boyfriend’s rib.
  • Fought with the officer who showed up to intervene.

While all of these charges are disgusting, I think it’s pretty clear that throwing his 4-year-old daughter definitely ranks as the most pathetic crime that he allegedly committed.

The documents revealed that the little girl has a swollen, one-inch bump on her head after the incident.

Apparently this all started while the 4-year-old was at Priest’s home and called her mom crying, saying that Priest was yelling at her.  When Anna Priest, his estranged wife, showed up she claimed he wouldn’t let the 4-year-old out of the house.  This led to him, according to Anna Priest,  grabbing the 4-year-old “like a sack of potatoes” and throwing her back into the house.

An accusation that’s been corroborated by their other two children who were also at the house.

Priest is denying throwing his daughter but has admitted that he should have complied with the officer when he showed up.

But that’s about where his remorse seems to stop.

According to documents, he believes he made the right decision to forcibly remove his wife and her boyfriend from his property, saying he would “fu*king do it again.”

Yes, that’s a Montana State Senator saying he would assault his estranged wife and her boyfriend in front of his children if the same situation were to occur again.  That’s just great parenting, isn’t it?  Nothing says “good Christian family values” like assaulting a woman and throwing a 4-year-old girl.

He went on to say that he should have allowed officers to remove his wife and her boyfriend from his property but when, “your wife is acting like white trash in front of your children it’s not easy to always maintain your composure.”

Says the man who allegedly threw his little girl, shoved her mother then assaulted her mother’s boyfriend.  Oh, and then resisted arrest.

This guy just sounds like a real class act, doesn’t he?

And that’s not even factoring in the allegation that the reason why the little girl called her mom to pick her up is because he was apparently relentlessly yelling at the 4-year-old.

It would have been bad enough to be charged with shoving your estranged wife and assaulting her boyfriend, but when you throw your 4-year-old daughter and then tussle with a police officer – well, you’ve firmly cemented your status as a top-notch scumbag.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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