[Great Falls Tribune] A Great Falls man was arrested after he allegedly used a kitchen knife to cut three people who woke him up. Robert Francis Bostwick, 41, made an initial appearance in Cascade County District Court on Thursday on three felony counts of assault with a weapon. He was held on a $25,000 bond. Court documents state that Bostwick was asleep on the living room floor of a residence at 2317 14th Ave. S., Apartment 32, when three people — Jimi Brown, April Booker and Ruben Stump — came in and woke him up at about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Bostwick, who was very intoxicated, according to the report, began yelling at Brown and Stump. He then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and started slashing at the two men, court documents state. Booker, who was in the bathroom, came out to see what was going on, at which time Bostwick allegedly began slashing at her. Officers from the Great Falls Police Department later found Brown and Stump walking to the emergency room after they left the apartment. Police found Booker hiding under a blanket in a bedroom in the apartment. Brown, Stump and Booker all had been cut on their faces, according to police. Bostwick, who also had a small cut, told police he was the one assaulted. An affidavit from the Cascade County Attorney’s Office states that Bostwick has a history of violent crime. Each assault with a weapon charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
Pretty cut & dry case here no matter how you slice it. My man Bostwick was clearly defending himself. I’m sure when all the facts are revealed we’ll discover that this wasn’t your ordinary “Hey, Rob, it’s 2am bro…why don’t you get up off the living room floor and sleep in your bed?” Cut the crap. Anyone who knows anything knows his buddies were fucking with him one way or another. Drawing cocks on his forehead, snapping pics with their nuts dangling over his lips, pulling his pants down & shoving a broom handle up his starfish…you know, any one of your garden-variety homo-erotic drunk pranks. Whatever it was, he was the one assaulted. And when you’re fucking around with a dude toting a history of violent crime while he’s passed out and he wakes up…well, all bets are off. No doubt he mumbled a few warnings like, “OK bro enough, let me sleep…keep teabagging me and I’m gonna slice your face into bolivian”. Jimi & Ruben probably just giggled. Well laugh it up, assholes. Now you got perma-smiles carved into your cake holes.