New charge added in alleged assault on Missoula Police officer


MISSOULA, Mont. - Missoula County Prosecutors have levied new charges against Dawnette Jean Eaton, the woman accused of running over Officer Deni Poling on Monday, January 7 while Poling and her partner were trying to arrest Eaton on a previously issued warrant.

In documents released today by the county attorney's office. Eaton is now charged with one count of assault with a weapon, in addition to earlier charges of escape, and failure to remain at an accident scene where a person was killed or seriously injured.

Eaton remains in jail on $250,000 bond.

To read the charging documents against Eaton, click here.