$750K bond set for Missoula Westside police chase suspect

Zoë Buchli

A Missoula man is being held on a $750,000 bail following accusations that he tried to sexually assault and kill a woman in Missoula’s Westside neighborhood last week.

David R. Winterburn, 60, is facing a slew of charges following a disturbance that escalated to a police chase and subsequent arrest last week on Shakespeare Street.

Winterburn is charged with one count each of attempted deliberate homicide and attempted aggravated sexual intercourse without consent, both felonies. He’s also charged with three misdemeanors, including resisting arrest.

If convicted of the most serious offense, Winterburn faces a maximum possible life sentence in the Montana State Prison. He appeared in Missoula County District Court on Friday afternoon, where Missoula County District Judge Leslie Halligan imposed a $750,000 bail.

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He has not entered a plea to the charges yet. Winterburn’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 22.

Last Wednesday, a 911 caller reported that a man threw glass at a neighbor in the Westside neighborhood. While police were en route to the address, a second caller told 911 they could hear a

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