LEWISTON — A man on Montana’s most wanted list in connection with a throat slashing has been arrested in Lewiston.

The Sun Journal reports that 49-year-old Kelly Zuhlke, formerly of Gallatin County, Mont., was arrested last week in Lewiston, where police said he was using his dead brother’s name and Social Security number. He had a hearing in Maine’s 8th District Court Friday.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said the investigation was a joint effort with the U.S. Marshal’s service and Maine authorities.

Zuhlke was charged with felony assault with a weapon in Montana in 2008 after prosecutors said he slashed another man’s throat outside a transmission shop. The man survived the attack.

The Sun Journal reports that Zuhlke is also wanted in Wisconsin in connection with a burglary charge.


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