Michael R. Downs, 25, has only been out of prison for six months and is now jailed on a charge of aggravated battery, according to Boise police and state prison records.
Boise police say the stabbing was reported about 5 a.m. Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Windsong Drive and Toluka Way. Toluka Way is located north of East Warm Springs Avenue, on the Warm Springs Mesa.
Witnesses told police two men, who knew each other, were arguing when one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed the other one. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment for what the Boise Police Department described as “life-threatening injuries.”
Downs was arrested without incident, police say.
According to the Idaho Department of Correction, Downs was released from state prison on July 9, 2015, after serving a couple of years for a 2011 conviction for possession of a controlled substance. Online court records show that case was handled through Ada County’s drug court and Downs was originally ordered to go through a prison-based treatment program that could have allowed his early release. But after reviewing his progress, the judge in that case sentenced Downs to fulfill his original sentence, up to 5 years in prison.