Bill Windsor charges Sean Boushie with the crime of assault.
In Montana, threats that cause someone to fear bodily injury constitute the crime of assault.
There have been many communications from Sean Boushie that should be classified as “assault” under Montana law.
MONT CODE ANN § 45-5-201. Assault:
(1) A person commits the offense of assault if the person:
(a) purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another;
(b) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a weapon;
(c) purposely or knowingly makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with any individual; or
(d) purposely or knowingly causes reasonable apprehension of bodily injury in another.
(2) A person convicted of assault shall be fined not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for any term not to exceed 6 months, or both.