Tavious M. Boone is being held in the Ada County Jail on felony charges of aggravated battery and aggravated assault after police say an argument at a west Boise bar turned violent earlier this week when Boone hit a woman in the head with a heavy glass mug and then pulled out a handgun and threatened several other people.
Police were called to a bar in the 3000 block of N. Five Mile Road, near the Ustick Road intersection, around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, to check out the report of a fight. When police arrived, Boone was gone.
Witnesses told police the 27-year-old Boone got into a verbal argument with several people inside the bar when he punched a bar goer in the face. A short time after that, witnesses told police Boone threw a heavy glass beer mug, which hit a woman in the head. She had a large cut on her head, which required several stitches to close, police say.
Witnesses then said Boone left the bar, went outside, and grabbed a handgun from his car, and threatened to shoot several people in the parking lot before driving away.
It took police several days to identify Boone as the suspect and develop the probable cause to issue the arrest warrant. He was arrested at this job Thursday morning and booked into the jail.
Police reports do not say what the argument at the bar was about.
Boone, who is also charged with misdemeanor battery, will make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon.
The crimes of aggravated batter and assault are punishable by up to 15 and 5 years in prison.