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Update on the 2 people arrested at a Missoula apartment complex

Joslyn Richele Buccelli was arrested on Sunday
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Posted at 1:52 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 19:03:07-05

MISSOULA — Joslyn Richele Buccelli was arrested at a Missoula apartment on Sunday after law enforcement officers executed a search warrant for another person.

The man was wanted for outstanding warrants by the U.S. Marshals Service and eluded authorities, however; his name has not been released at this point.

Missoula Police Department spokesman Sergeant Travis Welsh says U.S. Marshals had information that the man was heading to an apartment complex in the 1400 block of East Broadway on Sunday evening.

The U.S. Marshals requested assistance from Missoula police based on the criminal history of the suspect. Welsh says because of the suspect’s history, a higher level of tactical response was warranted by utilizing the SWAT team.



A search warrant was obtained and authorities searched inside the apartment and around the perimeter of the complex but they did not find him. However, they did find Buccelli; she is currently being held in the Missoula County Detention Center on several charges: felony kidnapping, misdemeanor unlawful restraint, and misdemeanor obstructing justice. She is expected to make her first court appearance Tuesday in Missoula Justice Court.

A man who was also in the apartment but not related to the U.S. Marshals search was also arrested. William Jesse-Edward Stevens was wanted on an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear.

No other information about the situation has been released at this point; we will update you when we get more details.



(1st Report, 9:05 a.m.) Two people were arrested late Sunday night in Missoula after law enforcement tried to serve an arrest warrant for an individual. The incident happened at an apartment complex on the 1400 block of East Broadway.

US Marshals had received a tip that someone with a warrant was in one of the apartments in the complex. When police arrived they discovered the person they were searching for was gone, but a man in the apartment complex had a warrant out for his arrest -- and the homeowner also had violations that warranted her arrest.

The man refused to come out, so police awaited a signed warrant from a judge to enter the property and arrest him. Officers eventually arrested both people and cleared the apartment using gas. Their names have not yet been released; we will update you if we get more information.