Boise man arrested for attempted strangulation, hitting police officer multiple times
Boise Police were called Monday afternoon, Dec. 17, by a citizen reporting a man had just kicked in the door of his home near N. 17th and W. Bannock Streets. When officers arrived, they found the suspect and several witnesses. Officers also found evidence the susect had not only kicked in the door of the home, but had also attempted to strangle a victim inside. Information given to officers is the suspect and the victim know each other.
"As officers tried to arrest the suspect, he took off running," said Charles McClure with the Boise Police Department. "An officer chased the suspect into a nearby alleyway. Suddenly, officers say the suspect stopped and began repeatedly punching the officer."
McClure said as the two struggled with each other, back-up officers arrived and took the suspect into custody. The officer was not seriously injured.
As police investigated, they found that Sullivan is a registered sex offender and had been living at a nearby home, an address different than his registered address at Ada County.
The suspect, Christopher J. Sullivan, 28 of Boise, was charged with felony battery on a police officer, felony attempted strangulation, felony failure to update sex offender registration, malicious mnjury to property and resisting & obstructing an officer.