Bail set at $25K for Missoula strangulation suspect

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Joshua L. Vieyra, 32. 

Zoe Buchli

A Missoula man is in jail after being arrested on suspicion of strangling an acquaintance and causing her to almost black out.

Joshua L. Vieyra, 32, appeared in Missoula County Justice Court on Tuesday. He is charged with one count of strangulation of a partner or family member, first offense, a felony, along with one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.

Missoula County Justice Court Judge Landee Holloway presided.

A woman called 911 screaming on Saturday around 10:28 p.m., according to charging documents. She reported a man was trying to kill her, and had pushed her down and strangled her.

The woman was locked in a bathroom hiding from the suspect, identified as Vieyra, when she called. She reported hearing her three children begging him to stop. She told 911 Vieyra was trying to enter the bathroom where she was hiding.

Dispatch could hear children screaming “no” in the background and asking Vieyra to stop. They also heard a male voice apologizing.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the residence at Gardenia Drive in Missoula

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