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Billings woman arrested for allegedly breaking into 2 homes, assaulting officer

Posted at 4:58 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 19:30:29-04
Averill Castro. courtesy of Yellowstone County Detention Center.

BILLINGS- A 36-year-old woman is behind bars in the Yellowstone County jail facing 10 charges after reportedly crashing a car, entering two Billings homes uninvited and assaulting a police officer.

According to charging documents, Averill Castro became combative with police during an arrest, even kicking an officer at one point and refusing to comply with orders.

On the evening of Aug. 29, officers said Castro was found lying under a dining room table in a home on Glenwood Lane in Billings. The elderly man living in the home told officers he didn’t know how Castro got there.

Witnesses also reported seeing Castro enter another residence on Glenwood Lane, going into a backyard and at one point carrying a puppy but leaving then leaving the dog in the backyard before moving on.

Earlier that evening, officers were called to a disturbance on Colton Boulevard and Woody Drive in Billings. Witnesses told police they observed a hit and run crash where a female suspect was driving a white Dodge Stratus.

Castro is accused of crashing her vehicle into a blue van damaging her front passenger side, breaking the windshield and causing heavy damage to the car. She reportedly suffered from a head wound from the crash.

When officers tried to arrest Castro, she refused to comply, at one point kicking the officer with her foot and screaming, according to court documents. Castro allegedly continued being combative even after being placed in the back seat of the police cruiser.

She is facing charges for resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, criminal trespass, failure to give notice of an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, failure to provide proof of insurance and assaulting a peace officer.

At last check, Castro was still housed in the Yellowstone County Detention Center.