Posted: Apr 5, 2013 7:53 PM by Irina Cates - MTN News
MISSOULA - A transient man is in jail after being accused of assaulting the Missoula police officer who's assigned to the downtown area.
Police say Officer Andy Roy responded to the downtown area for a drunk man who was causing a disturbance.
Authorities say when Roy arrived on the scene, Vedecia Barbaro allegedly kicked him in the foot and threw his walkman at him.
Barbaro, who was arrested and taken to jail, is now facing a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with Thursday's incident
Roy just began his beat as the new downtown Missoula officer earlier this week.