Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, October 04, 2013

Alleged threats with a handgun lead to aggravated assault arrest; Daily incident report

    Arrested: James E. Bridges, 52, No Known Address

   Charges: Aggravated Assault (F), Parole Violation (F)

    Boise Police responded to a report of an aggravated assault in Veterans Memorial Park last night, October 3rd, at approximately 11:00 p.m. The victim, the suspect, and a witness tell police they had been staying at a small campsite near the park when an argument took place. The victim tells police the suspect produced a handgun and made threats against the victim's life. Officers located the suspect a short time later in the park and conducted a detailed investigation. A check through Boise City Records indicated the suspect had a current warrant for his arrest on Parole Violation charges. The suspect, who appeared to be very intoxicated at the time, was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

   TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 9 ASSAULT AND BATTERY 18-905. Aggravated assault defined. An aggravated assault is an assault: (a)With a deadly weapon or instrument without intent to kill; or (b)By any means or force likely to produce great bodily harm.[; or] (c)With any vitriol, corrosive acid, or a caustic chemical of any kind. (d)"Deadly weapon or instrument" as used in this chapter is defined to include any firearm, though unloaded or so defective that it can not be fired.


  Warrant Arrested: Gene G. Gumm Jr., 45, Garden City

  Warrant Charges: Issuing Checks Without Funds (F)

   The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Issuing Checks Without Funds yesterday.

   The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into bad checks passed at local merchants starting in May of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in passing personal checks at the victim businesses knowing that the account did not contain funds. Boise Police Financial Crimes detectives forwarded that investigative information to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

TITLE 18 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS CHAPTER 31 FALSE PRETENSES, CHEATS AND MISREPRESENTATIONS 18-3106. Drawing check without funds -- Drawing check with insufficient funds -- Prima facie evidence of intent -- Standing of person having acquired rights -- Probation conditions. (b)Any person who for himself or as the agent or representative of another or as an officer of a corporation, willfully, with intent to defraud shall make, draw, utter or deliver, or cause to be made, drawn, uttered or delivered, any check, draft or order for the payment of money in the sum of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or more, or any series of transactions as defined in subsection (f) of this section, upon any bank or depositary, or person, or firm, or corporation, knowing at the time of such making, drawing, uttering or delivery that the maker or drawer has some but not sufficient funds in or credit with such bank or depositary, or person, or firm, or corporation, for the full payment of such check, draft or order or series of transactions upon presentation, although no express representation is made with reference thereto, shall upon conviction be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term not to exceed three (3) years, or by a fine not to exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information