Posted: Oct 29, 2012 5:13 PM by KXLF Media Center
Updated: Oct 29, 2012 5:19 PM
Domestic violence is one of the most unreported crimes, according to Brieanne Vermeirre, victims advocate at Safe Space. Vermeirre said this is an issue in Butte-Silver Bow County. Over the weekend two cases of domestic violence were reported, according to Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement.
On Friday, Mark Partelow, 45, was arrested for partner/family member assault. Law enforcement said they responded to the 1300 block of Casey Street on a report of an unwanted male. A female at the scene said Partelow had allegedly broken her window at the residence. Partelow was arrested a short time later in the area.
On Friday evening Gary Corbin, 48, was arrested for partner/family member assault. According to law enforcement, officers responded to the King Pin on South Montana Street. Witnesses said the dispute began when one male attempted to assault another male. It resulted in a female being struck by one of the males she was in a relationship with. Law enforcement spoke with witnesses and made an arrest.
Representatives at Safe Space encourage anyone who is in a violent situation to seek out their services. They are always available to provide guidance and shelter.
"It's hard for women to know their outlets in the community and their resources and people that are willing to help them," Vermeirre said. "We kind of have a catch all where we can help them find their resources and locate their resources."
Safe Space can be reached through their 24/7 crisis line at 782-8511.