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Billings police officer hurt after chasing domestic-violence suspect

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 16:52:31-05

One man was arrested, a woman suffered a broken arm and a Billings police officer was injured following a domestice-violence call Thursday afternoon in Billings.

Marcus Jan Crans, 41 of Yuba City, Calif., was arrested and faces charges of partner family member assault and obstructing a police officer, according to Billings police.

Police responded to a report of domestic violence just before 1 p.m. at a residence and found the female victim with a broken arm. Police did not say where the incident happened.

Police said the suspect, Crans, ran when police arrived but was caught a few blocks later.

During the chase, a Billings police officer was climbing a chain-link and "impaled" his hand on the top, according to police. He received stitches and will recover, police said.