Protection order dismissed in Elder classmate dispute

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Jhevon McMillan, a law student at the University of Montana, appears in court Thursday for a hearing on a protection order filed by mayoral candidate Jacob Elder. The order was dismissed.

BEN ALLAN SMITH, Missoulian Zoe Buchli

A temporary protection order filed by mayoral candidate Jacob Elder against a University of Montana classmate was dismissed in Missoula Municipal Court on Thursday.

The reason for the dismissal is “because the parties have reached an amicable agreement and further litigation is not necessary,” municipal court documents said.

Missoula Municipal Judge Kathleen Jenks presided.

Elder, the petitioner, alleged the respondent, Jhevon McMillan, a fellow law student at the University of Montana, had harassed and threatened Elder and his fiancée.

Elder is running for mayor against incumbent John Engen.

In his complaint, Elder alleges McMillan made threatening motions and statements to him on the UM campus in late August, right before Elder filed the temporary protection order. Elder says he wasn’t sure why McMillan allegedly acted in such a way, but says he suspects it was

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