Helena woman accused of assaulting a child, meth possession


A 30-year-old Helena woman has been accused of assaulting a child and meth possession.

Samantha Colt Wheeler is charged with felony assault on a minor, misdemeanor partner or family member assault (first offense), felony meth possession, felony evidence tampering, felony criminal possession of drugs with intent to distribute, misdemeanor paraphernalia possession and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

On July 20, a sheriff’s deputy responded to a residence for reports of a domestic violence situation. The deputy was told two children were playing in the defendant’s vehicle.

This reportedly made the defendant angry and she slapped and raised her fist at one of the children. She then allegedly placed her hand around the child’s face. The defendant’s mother intervened, officials said.

The defendant then allegedly grabbed the child’s arm again and raised her fist at the child. The defendant reportedly also pushed the child to the ground.

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Officers visited the location where the defendant lived several times but were unable to located her. A warrant would be issued for her arrest.

On Sept. 4, deputies found a vehicle registered to the defendant, who at this point has a felony warrant issued

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