Montana man arrested in Idaho County denies attempted murder charge

John Navarro Stone

A northwestern Montana man apprehended in Idaho County has denied a charge that he tried to kill his former girlfriend in March.

57-year-old John Navarro Stone pleaded not guilty Monday to attempted deliberate homicide and aggravated assault during a District Court hearing in Libby.

Lincoln County prosecutors allege Stone assaulted 82-year-old Wynne Wylie on March 10, pulling a plastic bag over her head and throwing her to the floor, breaking a bone in her neck.

Stone was arrested April 16 at Jerry Johnson Hot Springs, along U.S. Highway 12.  (AP)

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