August 23, 2013 |

FWP deputy director cited following altercation

HELENA (AP) — The deputy director of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been cited with misdemeanor assault after police say he punched a man who made a derogatory comment about the woman accompanying the deputy director.

Helena police tell the Independent Record 44-year-old Mike Volesky punched a 36-year-old man in the jaw Thursday evening at the Downtown Walking Mall near the Big Dipper ice cream store.

Helena Assistant Police Chief Steve Hagen says the 36-year-old declined medical treatment at the scene.

Hagen says Volesky left the scene but was later interviewed by police over the phone.

Hagen says that when Volesky learned of the citation he voluntarily went Friday to the Law Enforcement Center to receive the citation.

Volesky became the deputy director in June 2012.

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