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Elizabeth D. McClerkin is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of aggravated battery after Boise police say a man was stabbed several times with a knife in the torso early Saturday morning.
Police officials said Monday the male victim was taken by paramedics to a local hospital early Saturday morning for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.
Police were sent to a home in the 11000 block of West Ustick Road around 2:30 a.m. to investigate a 911 call for a stabbing. Witnesses told police McClerkin and the man were having an argument when McClerkin stabbed him several times with a knife. Witnesses also said McClerkin left the house after the stabbing.
Police reports do not indicate what the argument was about or how the victim and McClerkin knew each other. After getting the man medical treatment, police then found McClerkin at a residence in the 3300 block of Buckboard Way, where McClerkin was arrested and taken to jail.
Stephanie Ebmeyer, who said she is a friend of McClerkin, told the Idaho Statesman that McClerkin had been harassed by the man in the case several times in the past over gender issues, and that harassment continued early Saturday morning. Ebmeyer also said McClerkin, who she says is a transgender male and known to friends as Jayce, was defending himself with the knife during the argument.
Boise police say officers were sent to the house earlier this summer to investigate a report of a verbal argument between McClerkin and the man but that call did not lead to any charges being filed.
There was at least one other physical fight that occurred at the Ustick Road home early Saturday morning and a woman sustained some injuries, but she was not hospitalized, police officials say. No charges had been filed in connection with that as of Monday; the case is still under investigation, police officials say.
Jail officials say McClerkin is being held in a cell apart from other inmates.
McClerkin, who has a preliminary hearing set for Aug. 6, is being held in the jail on a $150,000 bond.
The crime of aggravated battery is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.