Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Stabbing Arrest

Stabbing Arrest

Booking Photo on Ada County Web Site

Boise, January 31, 2006 - Boise Police arrested a man shortly after a reported stabbing last night.

Arrested: Ian Edwards, 27 of Boise

Charges: Aggravated Battery

Boise Police were called to a stabbing on the 2400 block of State Street at 9:26 p.m.. The victim, a 32 year old man had what appeared to be a single stab wound, apparently from a knife, to the neck/shoulder area. Investigating officers were able to identify a possible suspect and suspect vehicle.

About two hours later, officers tracked the suspect to a relative's home not far from where the stabbing had occurred. Edwards was arrested without incident. Currently he's in the Ada County Jail charged with Aggravated Battery.

The motive and further details about the incident are still under investigation, but officers believe the stabbing was the result of an argument between acquaintances that turned violent.