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Update: 2 arrested in connection to Billings stabbing death

Posted at 6:06 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 14:07:58-04

Update: 8:15 a.m.

BILLINGS - Billings police said two people have been arrested in connection to the stabbing death of a man early Friday.

Lt. Brandon Wooley said in a press release that Dustin Rodarte, 37, and Charlotte Rodarte, 38, both of Billings, were arrested in Lockwood shortly after 2 a.m., less than an hour after officers were called to a residence on Terry Avenue and found the body of a 36-year-old man. The two were arrested on probation violations and are being held at the Yellowstone County jail.

Wooley said the victim, whose name has not been released, died from an apparent stab wound.

According to state prison records, Dustin Allen Rodarte has felony convictions in Park and Missoula counties for drug possession and two separate counts of theft.

Dustin Allen Rodarte (Yellowstone County Detention Facility)

Records show Charlotte Rodarte-Steele has felony convictions in Missoula County for assault with a weapon and bail jumping.

Charlotte Rodarte-Steele (Yellowstone County Detention Facility)


BILLINGS - The Billings Police Department is investigating a death early Friday.

Police said officers responded to a report of a man down outside a residence at 612 Terry Avenue at 1:16 a.m.

Officers found the male deceased. There is no threat to the public, according to a post on Twitter.

Detectives are investigating. No other information was released.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.