Missoula strangulation, intimidation suspect held on $100K bond

Zoe Buchli

A Missoula man is being jailed on $100,000 bond after being arrested on suspicion of strangling and physically intimidating his partner. 

Dusty Hunter Dunsing, 26, is charged with three felonies: first offense strangulation, physical harm or confinement intimidation, and criminal possession of dangerous drugs. He is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of partner or family member assault.

Missoula police received a 911 call from the mother of the survivor Thursday afternoon. Her mom reported being worried for her daughter’s safety because she had not been answering her phone since early Thursday morning and was not at her residence. The mother expressed concern about her daughter being with her boyfriend, Dunsing, and him hurting her, according to charging documents.

Two days prior, on Tuesday, neighbors of the survivor and Dunsing had reported a disturbance at their residence, saying they could hear loud arguing in a male voice and “slamming” noises. 

Officers went to their home at Hillview Court to do a safety check Thursday. While en route, they called the survivor, who answered, but said she wasn’t sure where she was. Officers noted she seemed hesitant to speak with them and quickly hung up. They didn’t find her at

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