UPDATE: Boise woman arrested in connection with robbery
Ada County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Boise woman in connection with the beating of a Boise man in Eagle last week.
The investigation began on Thursday, Feb. 21 when the 25-year-old victim showed up at Eagle Fire Station #2 unclothed and injured. Detectives quickly pieced together the chain of events and arrested two suspects, Kenneth Bowers and Patrick Brown Thursday evening and Joshua Schwacofer Friday on charges of aggravated battery and robbery.
The 25-year-old victim originally told the group he didn't have the full amount of the money owed and they told him to take a drive with them. The five drove to a parking lot in the 3100 block of East Greenbrook Street. Bowers, Brown and the Schwacofer forced the victim out of the car and began punching him with brass knuckles and closed fists.
One of the men also used a baseball bat to hit the 25-year-old more than a dozen times, including blows to the head. After battering the victim, the suspects demanded he remove all of his clothing. The group took the 25-year-old’s clothes and his backpack containing nearly $500 in cash and left the area.
During the investigation, deputies identified a woman who was reportedly the person responsible for organizing and encouraging the attack. She was also the driver who took the victim and three other men from a Boise home to Eagle where the incident happened. Based on evidence and information collected by detectives, a judge issued an arrest warrant for Kayleena A. Eubanks, 22, of Boise, yesterday.
Eubanks was taken into custody on the warrant this morning at her home on North Harmon Street in Boise and booked into the Ada County Jail on charges of robbery and alteration/concealment/destruction of evidence (both felonies). She is being held on a $500,000 bond.
Because of Eubanks’ arrest, the 22-year-old’s two young children were determined to be in imminent danger and placed into the protective custody of Idaho Health and Welfare.
Eubanks is scheduled to be arraigned on the felony charges Thursday in District Court.