Police were called to a home in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue around 3 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a fight.
The victim told police he got into an argument with Israel Eureste about broken beer bottles in the street. Eureste, 32, put him in a headlock, pulled out a loaded gun and pointed it at the mans head and told him he could pull the trigger because he was a federal agent, according to court testimony.
Prosecutors say Eureste pulled his gun out and pointed it at the victim a second time before police arrived.
Boise police say Eureste appeared very intoxicated at the time of his arrest.
Eureste is charged with aggravated assault and use of a weapon in the commission of a felony.
Prosecutors asked for a $250,000 bond for Eureste during his initial court appearance on Monday, but a magistrate judge set the bond at $75,000 after Eurestes lawyer said he could not afford to pay any bond.
The employee of Department of Homeland Security Eureste posted that $75,000 bond and was released from jail early Tuesday, according to court records. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 17.
The crimes of aggravated assault and using a weapon in the commission of a felony are punishable by up to five and 15 years in prison, respectively.
Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that Eureste is employed as a border patrol agent.
Border patrol agents work for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.
Patrick Orr: 377-6219, Twitter: @IDS_Orr