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Judge sets $500,000 bail for man accused of shooting wife in face

Published On: May 07 2013 12:05:03 PM MDT   Updated On: May 08 2013 04:02:52 PM MDT

A judge set bail at $500,000 for a Missoula man accused of shooting his wife in the face.

Police arrested 55-year-old Mark Tabish early Tuesday morning after he allegedly shot his wife in the face.

According to court documents Tabish's wife woke up to find she'd been shot in the face and drove herself to the hospital.

Police responded to the couple's home on South 8th Street in Missoula to arrest Tabish. Court documents say Tabish was heavily intoxicated when they arrived. He allegedly told officers he didn't know what his intent was but thought that he may have been trying to kill his wife, their dog and himself.

In Missoula County Justice Court Wednesday, Deputy County Attorney Jason Marks told the judge that Tabish allegedly threatened to shoot his wife once before in an earlier incident. Marks said at the time Tabish turned over his guns to his brother-in-law, but then went a bought another gun the morning before allegedly shooting his wife.

The woman filed an order of protection against Tabish. The judge told him that if he does make bail he can't have any contact with the woman. He would also be required to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet.