Nanette M. Gazlay is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of aggravated battery after Boise police say she stabbed a motel employee with a ball point pen in the shoulder Monday night.
Police also say the 54-year-old Gazlay kicked officers as they arrested her a short time later, which is why she is charged with a felony count of assault and battery on a law officer.
Officers were sent to a motel in the 1100 block of Curtis Road around 7 p.m. Monday after an employee told police a very intoxicated woman was being angry and disruptive. That employee told police Gazlay tried to punch him, but he was able to dodge out of the way. Thats when the employee said Gazlay grabbed a pen off a counter and stabbed him in the shoulder as he tried to walk away, according to reports.
When police got to the motel Gazlay was gone. The victim suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and left to get some medical treatment.
A short time later police got another call from employees at the emergency room at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center about a very intoxicated woman later identified as Gazlay who was yelling and causing problems. Police eventually arrested Gazlay and booked her into the jail.
Police reports do not say why she went to the ER.
Gazlay will make her initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
The crime of aggravated battery is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.