At around 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, Missoula Police Officers responded to a report of a physical disturbance at the Dakota House where a male physically assaulted a staff member and then fled down the alley. Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold explains.
“Officers located the victim and observed visible injuries to their face and other body parts,” Arnold said. “The suspect, 36-year-old Doug Skoczek, had come to the Dakota House demanding an ambulance ride and a ride to the hospital. The victim did not know Skoczek. When the victim told Skoczek, ‘no that’s not how it worked’, Skoczek rushed the door and slammed the victim into a wall. The victim fell to the ground.”
The victim was standing with the door slightly open and her foot was behind the door to keep it from opening further. Skoczek rushed the door without warning and slammed into the victim. Skoczek drove the victim all the way across the entry way and slammed her into the far wall.
The victim her hands up in front of her face and chest in an attempt to protect herself, but Skoczek punched her in the face at least 12 to 15 times. Skoczek was also grabbing the victim by