Husband Arrested on Suspicion of Strangling Wife
On Tuesday, September 25, a local married couple had reportedly been consuming alcoholic beverages and began to argue about finances while traveling in their vehicle in Bozeman.
The argument reportedly escalated and the husband, who was driving, began punching his wife. He then reportedly grabbed her by her hair and smashed her face into the dashboard. He apparently continued to punch his wife and placed right hand around her neck and began to strangle her.
The woman managed to escape the vehicle and fled to a nearby home for help near the intersection of Bristol Lane and South 3rd Avenue. Authorities were contacted by a male in the home and they arrived on the scene soon after the call came in at 11:50 p.m.
The reporting party stated to authorities that the alleged victim frantically rang the doorbell at the home and he observed a male standing near a truck parked outside of the residence.
The deputy sheriff reported that the alleged victim had swelling on the back of her head, tenderness and lacerations on her body. She also reportedly had a ring of dried blood around her mouth, as well as on her legs, arms, and hands.
When deputies arrived at the scene they were unable to locate the male suspect. They then went to the suspect's residence, but were unable to locate him despite "exhaustive efforts."
Deputies later returned to the suspect's home where they observed him outside of the residence and he was then taken into custody.
The husband, Jacob Isaac Mozer, was taken into custody by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office; the wife was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
Mozer is being charged with Strangulation of Partner or Family Member.