A Denver man was charged with a felony Monday for strangling his mother outside the Office Bar in Hamilton.
Nathaniel James Garrand, 21, was charged with one felony count of partner or family member assault by strangulation in Ravalli County Justice Court. He was held in place of a $15,000 bond.
Prosecutors say Garrand was at the Office Bar in downtown Hamilton on Sunday when he got into an argument with his mother and her friend. Garrand, his mother and her friend went outside the bar to speak. Garrand tried to walk away, but his mother tried to stop him. She told authorities she was worried about him going off on his own because of how drunk he was. When Garrand’s mother tried to stop him from leaving, Garrand pushed her multiple times until she fell backward over a concrete parking curb and hit the back of her head on the ground, according to court documents.
Garrand then allegedly grabbed his mother by the throat and “began strangling her,” according to court documents.
When Hamilton Police Department Sgt. Josh Scoggins spoke with Garrand later, he saw Garrand had fresh dried blood on his face. Garrand told Scoggins his mother was the one who strangled him and that she and her friend had attacked him, according to court documents.