Police arrest Garden City man on battery charges

Roommate says he was attacked with brass knuckles
Posted at 11:17 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 01:17:00-05

GARDEN CITY, Idaho — A Garden City man has been arrested for aggravated battery, after police say he attacked his roommate with brass knuckles.

Authorities say the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The 26-year-old victim fled the scene and met officers at a local restaurant. Police say he had lacerations to his head and hand and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim told police his roommate, Cody Sumpter, hit him with brass knuckles during an argument at their home. Sumpter was taken into custody during a traffic stop several hours later.

The investigation is ongoing.