Brawl at Boise homeless shelter results in arrest

October 17, 2013 

Boise Police interview people outside of the Corpus Christi House after a fight on Thursday morning. No serious injuries were reported in a brawl Thursday morning outside the Corpus Christi House in Boise, but one woman was arrested on suspicion of battery. Boise police were called to the nonprofit daytime homeless shelter at about 9 a.m. for a report of a stabbing. After interviewing witnesses, Sgt. Dave Johnson said the fight involved between five and eight people, some of whom were throwing rocks and swinging a skateboard.

KYLE GREEN — kgreen@idahostatesman.com

No serious injuries were reported in a brawl Thursday morning outside the Corpus Christi House in Boise, but one woman was arrested on suspicion of battery.

Boise police were called to the nonprofit daytime homeless shelter at about 9 a.m. for a report of a stabbing.

After interviewing witnesses, Sgt. Dave Johnson said the fight involved between five and eight people, some of whom were throwing rocks and swinging a skateboard.

“There were a number of people who were throwing rocks, threatening with rocks, and there was a small board with nails in it that was involved somehow,” he said.

There is no indication that anyone was stabbed, he said.

“Ultimately, we have not discovered that there was a knife involved," he said.

Paramedics checked on several people at the scene, but no one required hospitalization.

Ashley Dawn Prettyboy, 19, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. She is scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon.

Johnson said he did not anticipate more arrest stemming from the brawl, but said that police are still investigating and talking to witnesses.

"The investigation is going to continue until we get to the bottom of it,” he said.

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