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October 13, 2011 9:06 am

Powell man assaulted after home break-in

Written by CJ Baker

Chief says attack wasn’t random

Police are investigating the brutal assault of a Powell man at his South Clark Street home on early Tuesday morning.

A 41-year-old man suffered broken bones and head injuries in the apparent break-in and attack, said Powell Police Chief Tim Feathers.

“The investigation is indicating that the motive was robbery. It is also indicating that this victim was a specific target,” Feathers said Wednesday. “There’s nothing here that would indicate that citizens need to fear home invasions, things like this.”

With the ongoing investigation in its early stages, Feathers would not release any detailed information about the incident, including whether any suspects had been identified, why police think this man was targeted and what, if anything, was stolen.

A neighbor called police around 2:41 a.m. Tuesday to report what sounded like someone screaming for help in the 400 block of South Clark Street. Soon after that, the injured man called police himself, saying the men had left, Feathers said.

The victim told responding officers that three men he didn’t recognize had broken into his house and attacked him with a blunt object, Feathers said. The chief said a door of the home had damage consistent with a break-in.

Feathers said the man was taken by helicopter to a Billings hospital after the assault. He did not identify the man, and he didn’t know the man’s condition on Wednesday.

3 comments

  • Comment Link October 13, 2011 3:29 pm posted by Salty Dawg

    Hmmm...so Powell is supposed to be the hunky dory place to raise kids eh.Looks like it AIN'T.

  • Comment Link October 18, 2011 7:55 am posted by Resident

    hypothetically speaking it was probably some meth heads trying to rob another meth head

  • Comment Link October 23, 2011 5:48 pm posted by Leann Hackworth

    Wow well i feel for the man but i sure hope this isnt just a random act i have always known this to be a safe place and good community to raise kids lets hope they find who did this and let us rest with ease.

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