Weston R. Kiesel is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of aggravated battery after Boise police say he punched another man in the face and broke his jaw inside a bar in the 1000 block of West Main Street in August.
Boise police didnt find out about the attack until several days after it happened and it took some more time for officers to identify the 28-year-old Kiesel as the suspect in the case, officials said Friday morning.
Witnesses told police Kiesel and the victim were arguing about something when Kiesel punched the other man in the face, knocking him unconscious. Police reports do not say why no one called officers that night. When police were contacted about the case days later, the victim had his jaw wired shut after needing surgery, according to reports.
Ada County prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Kiesel earlier this month, and Boise police picked him up Thursday, according to jail records.
Boise police arrested another man on the same charge Thursday in an unrelated case.
Ricardo R. Larue is being held in the jail on felony charge of aggravated battery after Boise police say he knocked another man unconscious and gave him a concussion during a fight in a parking lot in April.
Officials say the victim did not contact police until the day after the brawl and it took officers several days to identify the 18-year-old Larue as the suspect. What police do say is the Larue and the victim got into an argument at a parking lot near the Fairview Avenue/Cloverdale Road intersection in April when Larue hit the other man, causing him to lose consciousness and get a concussion.
Police reports do not indicate what the fight was about.
Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Larue earlier this month.
Both Kiesel and Larue will make their initial court appearances Friday afternoon.
The crime of aggravated battery is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.