George S. Silva is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony aggravated assault charge after police say pointed a gun in the face of door-to-door salesman twice in West Boise Thursday afternoon.
Police say they dont know why the 26-year-old Silva, who is also charged with felony counts of using a gun in the commission of a crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm, got so angry with the salesman or why he followed the salesman to the driveway and threatened him a second time with the gun.
Several officers set up around Silvas home in the 10000 block of Susan Street, located in the Fairview Avenue/Five Mile Road neighborhood, for more than an hour Thursday afternoon before he came out of his home. Police arrested him at that point without incident.
Police were sent to the neighborhood around 4 p.m. after getting a 911 call from the salesman, who is licensed through the city of Boise and sells windows, according to reports.
The victim told police that Silva answered the door while holding a gun and began yelling at him, before pointing the gun and threatening to shoot him. The salesman told police he was trying to walk away and got as far as the driveway when Silva ran out of the house and grabbed him, pointing the gun in his face and yelling some more.
Another salesman heard the yelling and walked down to see what was going on. Thats when police say Silva went back inside the home. The two salesman walked down the street and called 911.
The victim told police he did not know who Silva was and wasnt sure why he was so angry saying there was no argument, but that Silva came to the door and instantly began yelling.
The short standoff with police ended after officers talked to Silva over the phone.
Idaho Court records show Silva pleaded guilty to a felony injury to child in 2006 but received a withheld judgement. Court records show that was revoked in 2008 after Silva pleaded guilty to a probation violation. Court records also show Silva spent some time in Ada Countys drug court.
Silva was scheduled to make his initial court appearance later Friday.
The crime of aggravated assault is punishable by up to five years in prison. If someone is found guilty of using a firearm to commit an aggravated assault, up to 15 years in prison could be added to the sentence.