Chad Broadie, identified as an Oregon resident in a Canyon County news release, must spend at least 3.5 years in prison before he's eligible for parole, a 3rd District judge ruled.
Broadie, 34, pleaded guilty in December to felony attempted strangulation and domestic violence with traumatic injury and attempted strangulation. Court records show the crimes were committed at Broadie's Nampa home in November.
Nampa police went to the home after a woman called police, screaming “help me” and “he broke my ribs earlier” before the phone disconnected, according to a county news release.
The victim told officers Broadie had battered and choked her over the previous few days, kicking her in the stomach, punching her in the face and beating her with a wooden back massager. The officers noted in their report that the woman was having difficulty breathing and had bruising and swelling on her face and neck.
Third District Judge Juneal Kerrick sentenced Broadie Tuesday to 3.5 to 10 years for each of the two felony charges, with the sentences to be served concurrently. The judge also extended a no contact order for the duration of the sentence and ordered Broadie to pay court costs.
“This was a horrific case of domestic violence, and we’re lucky that law enforcement was able to intervene when they did or it could have had a much different or even tragic ending,” said prosecutor Taylor.
Broadie has three previous felony convictions, including a 2010 assault on the same victim, according to the county news release.