Man charged with assaulting deputy

Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, April 4, 2019

A Billings man was arrested on a felony assault on a peace officer charge last week after injuring the hand of a deputy during an arrest.

Anthony J. Slevira, 35, allegedly kicked Stillwater County Deputy Daniel Palmer in the hand on March 30 during an arrest for a separate incident of Partner/ Family Member Assault in Park City, according to Still-water County Sheriff Chip Kem and dispatch records.

Deputy Palmer was treated for the injury at the Still-water Billings Clinic and was cleared to return to work this week, April 3, said Kem.

Palmer was among law enforcement officers who responded to a 911 disturbance-in-progress at 6:48 a.m. on First Street Northeast in Park City on Saturday, March 30. A Columbus Police officer accompanied a deputy in transporting Slevira to the Yellowstone County Detention because he was “out of control,” according to dispatch records.

At some point during the investigation, a stolen license plate was discovered.

As of Wednesday, Slevira remained jail and was scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court Thursday morning.