The Missoula County Attorney's Office declined to charge a Missoula man with homicide and assault after his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened on the night of July 9.
Christopher Lance Newrider, a 31-year-old Missoula man, will be tried on a probation violation, but not the deliberate attempted homicide and assault with a weapon charges he was originally held on.
He was arrested along with Valerie Kandais Thompson, 32, who Missoula County Attorneys have not announced any change in charges for. She was booked on deliberate attempted homicide and assault with a weapon charges.
Missoula Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh said officers responded to a call at the 1800 block of Sherwood Street in Missoula around 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 9. Officers found a man who had been stabbed multiple times, and police now expect the victim will survive his injuries.
Both suspects were at large for some time prior to their arrest, and Missoula 911 sent a text alert to some residents that evening describing Newrider as armed and dangerous.