The Great Falls Police Department on Friday afternoon told KRTV that the disappearance of Brook-Lyn Arrowtopknot last month is now being treated as a kidnapping.
The GFPD told KRTV that a “physical altercation” took place on December 26th near Chowen Springs Loop and 15th Street which resulted in a person sustaining a life-threatening injury. The nature of the injury and the person’s current condition have not been released.
Shortly after the assault, a man was seen leaving the area while assaulting a female; the female has since been identified as Brook-Lyn Arrowtopknot. The GFPD issued an “attempt to locate” on Arrowtopknot a short time later.
The GFPD said that they have identified Guadalupe Pablo Galicia, Sr., as a person of interest in the case, and have issued a nation-wide arrest for him. Galicia has convictions for aggravated assault and robbery. The GFPD says that he should be considered armed and dangerous, and officers are working with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Due to the circumstances surrounding Arrowtopknot’s disappearance, the GFPD is treating this as a kidnapping.
Anyone with information about her, or who has had contact with her since she was last seen, is asked to call the GFPD at 406-727-TIPS, or call Detective Mahlum at 406-781-8926. You can also send the GFPD a private message via Facebook, or use the P3TIPS.COM app. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Arrowtopknot is 21 years old, Native American, 5 feet tall, about 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Galicia is 27 years old, Hispanic, 6 feet tall, about 185 pounds, bald, brown eyes.
(DECEMBER 27, 2018) The Great Falls Police Department has issued an “Attempt To Locate” bulletin for Brook-Lyn ArrowTopKnot. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the GFPD said that she may be in danger. She was last seen at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, near Chowen Springs Loop and may be in the company of Guadalupe Galicia.
The Montana Department of Corrections currently lists Galicia as “Absconded from Great Falls Probation And Parole.” He has convictions in Cascade County for robbery and aggravated assault.
The GFPD is concerned for Brook-Lyn’s safety. Anyone with information about her current location or activity is asked to call 911, send the GFPD a private message via Facebook, or use the P3TIPS.COM app. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
We do not yet know if her disappearance is related to yesterday’s police activity in the area where she was last seen.
(DECEMBER 26, 2018) There is a large police presence in the area of Valeria Way and Chowen Springs Loop. Officers have been at the scene since at least 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The area around 6th Avenue South and Chowen Springs Loop is blocked off by police tape. Police have not yet said what they are investigating. Our reporter saw only GFPD officers and vehicles at the scene; there were no ambulances at the scene during the time that our reporter was there. Officers declined to release any information at this point, other than to say that they were investigating a “disturbance.”
We will update you when we get details.