Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stabbing incident ends in Felony arrest; Daily incident report

   Arrested: William J. Roberts, 45, Boise

   Charges: Aggravated Battery (F)

    Boise Police received a report of a battery that had taken place at the dog park on Roosevelt near Latah earlier last night, March 19th, at approximately 9:00 p.m. The victim, who reported the incident from a local hospital, tells police he went to the park to meet the suspect, who is well known to him. The two men became involved in a confrontation, over an ongoing personal dispute and according to the victim, at one point the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. Detectives located the suspect later that evening and, after a detailed investigation, he was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 9 ASSAULT AND BATTERY 18-907. Aggravated battery defined. (1) A person commits aggravated battery who, in committing battery: (a)Causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement; or (b)Uses a deadly weapon or instrument

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   Warrant Arrested: Amanda R. Sheets, 27, Emmett

   Warrant Charges: Sexual Battery of a Minor Child 16 or 17 Years of Age (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Sexual Battery of a Minor Child 16 or 17 Years of Age yesterday.

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into an incident that took place at a West Boise home on January 9th of last year. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in the illegal sexual acts with the victim, who is known to her, on that date. The incident was reported to police by a third party on March 9th of this year and a detailed investigation followed. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant. Further inquiries into this case should be directed to the Ada County prosecuting Attorney's Office. 

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 15 CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS 18-1508A. Sexual battery of a minor child sixteen or seventeen years of age -- Penalty. (1) It is a felony for any person at least five (5) years of age older than a minor child who is sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age, who, with the intent of arousing, appealing to or gratifying the lust, passion, or sexual desires of such person, minor child, or third party, to: (a)Commit any lewd or lascivious act or acts upon or with the body or any part or any member thereof of such minor child including, but not limited to, genital-genital contact, oral-genital contact, anal-genital contact, oral-anal contact, manual-anal contact or manual-genital contact, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex, or who shall involve such minor child in any act of explicit sexual conduct as defined in section 18-1507, Idaho Code.

   The victim (and/or family) in this case is receiving support assistance through the Boise Police Department Victim Services Unit. To learn more about Victim Services log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Crime Victim Services.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information