Man arrested after crashing car in attempt to kill his passenger
Idaho Falls Police arrested 42-year-old Colby Heaton for aggravated battery with intent to commit a serious felony Saturday after he wrecked his truck in attempts to kill his passenger, a 30–year-old woman.
Heaton of Idaho Falls was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
According to reports, police responded to Science Center Drive and Fremont Avenue around 2:36 p.m. for a report an injury vehicle accident. The caller told dispatch that the driver fled from the scene and the passenger had been stabbed.
According to witnesses, Heaton was driving a red truck at a high rate of speed and crashed into a tree. Heaton then fled from the scene.
The passenger, who had stab wounds, told police she jumped from the vehicle before the crash. She reported that she and Heaton had been in a perpetual argument since Thursday at their residence in the 1600 block of South Boulevard.
The woman stated Heaton struck her with his hands, feet and a hammer and broke a glass ash tray on her head at the residence.
On Saturday, the two went for a drive when Heaton began driving erratically and stabbed her with a pair of scissors. The woman told police she feared for her life.
Police detained Heaton, who matched the description of the driver, walking from the bathrooms at Science Center and Latah.