Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On July 6, 2023, a Missoula Police Department officer responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Central Avenue for a report of a disturbance. The complainant, SB, stated that another female, 40-year-old Pearl Lohman, was attempting to break into her house, which is also her place of business. SB also stated that Lohman had stolen her phone.  

Lohman also contacted dispatch and claimed that SB had assaulted her. Lohman also advised dispatch that Law Enforcement had told her that she could return to the address to retrieve her paycheck. The officer looked up a previous call where Lohman was advised by another officer that she was trespassed from SB’s residence and told not to return. 

An officer responded to Lohman's address and asked what had just occurred. Lohman stated that SB dropped her phone, that she picked it up, and told her to give her the paycheck to get her phone back. The officer confronted Lohman by stating that she held SB's phone as a ransom for her paycheck for a short time. Lohman stated, "Well, yeah because she dropped it and was screaming at me." Lohman stated that she realized what she was doing and put the phone back in the yard and walked home. 

Officer Says it is Time for an Arrest 

At this point, the officer contacted another officer, who had spoken with SB. The other officer advised him that there was probable cause to arrest Lohman for burglary, as Lohman had made an unauthorized entry onto SB’s property. SB told Lohman not to come on the property because she had been previously trespassed by law Enforcement. During that exchange, Lohman pushed SB resulting in SB having an injury to her knee. The officer also advised that during this disturbance, Lohman broke a picture frame and caused damage to SB’s door. 

At this time, the officer then advised Lohman that she was under arrest for burglary. According to court documents, Lohman immediately got tense and began to fight with officers by pulling her arms and twisting her body to get free of their grip. The officer told Lohman not to resist several times, but she continued to fight with the officers. While fighting with Lohman, she screamed that she was going to kill the officer’s family and kids. 

Lohman Continues to Resist Arrest 

Once in handcuffs, Lohman continued to fight on the ground and move around, preventing officers from safely placing her in the back of a patrol vehicle. At this time, a supervisor arrived on the scene with a WRAP restraint system, and he assisted in securing Lohman. Then she was placed in the back of the officer’s patrol vehicle. 

The officer transported Lohman to the Missoula County Detention Facility, at which time he remanded custody of Lohman to Correctional Staff. While Correctional Officers were removing Lohman from the patrol vehicle, she began to start screaming again. At one point, the officer heard a Correctional Officer cry out in pain, and say something to the effect of "She pinched me."  

The officer later spoke with that Corrections Officer and asked him what had occurred. He stated that while he was pulling Lohman out of the vehicle, he was standing behind her, where her hands were handcuffed. As he removed her from the patrol vehicle, he stated that Lohman grabbed onto his groin and thigh, and in his words, "Pinched the tip of my penis," causing him pain. 

Lohman is currently being charged with felony assault on a peace officer, felony aggravated burglary, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, and tampering with a communication device. On July 7, 2023, Lohman made her initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court and her bond was set at $15,000. 

The information in this article was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable.

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