GREAT FALLS — Theresa Lynn Colosi was arrested in Montana early Wednesday on a $1-million dollar warrant for attempted murder and attempted child abduction.
The Whitefish Police Department said in a news release that at about 5:15 a.m., Whitefish police officers and members of the Northwest Drug Task Force arrested Colosi, 55 years old, of San Jose, California.
Police in Whitefish received a request for assistance from the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department who stated that Colosi, an orthopedic surgeon, had assaulted a court-appointed observer during a court-ordered supervised visit with her child. The observer was seriously injured, according to the news release. However, Colosi’s attempt to abduct the child was unsuccessful.
Santa Barbara law enforcement also said that Colosi had withdrawn a large amount of cash from one of her accounts and chartered an aircraft to Glacier Jet Center at Glacier International Airport, and officers received information that Colosi was staying at an address in Whitefish.
Officers conducted a surveillance of the residence and saw a taxi pick up a woman at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The woman matched the description of Colosi. A traffic stop was conducted by Whitefish patrol officers who took Colosi into custody without incident.
Colosi is currently being held at the Flathead County Detention Center awaiting extradition to California.