BOISE -- A Boise parolee is facing another felony charge after police say he attacked his father Friday in a fight over home renovations.
Jeremy Robert Everhart, 32, faces a felony charge of aggravated battery.
Prosecutors said at Everhart's Monday arraignment that the fight started at the victim's house after Everhart and his father got into an argument about home renovations.
Everhart is accused of punching the other man in the head, then continuing to beat him up. Prosecutors said the fight went from the victim's room into the hallway, where Everhart's father put him in a headlock in an attempt to stop him.
In response, prosecutors say, the suspect bit his father's finger down to the bone, only stopping when the older man hit him with a metal weight.
Everhart left the scene, but was taken into custody when Boise Police officers discovered him riding away on his bicycle. He was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail.
In court, where Everhart appeared by video conference with visible scrapes on his face, the suspect's public defender told a judge that Everhart had lived in the Boise area for the past decade, and was already under supervision by the Idaho Department of Correction's parole services for a DUI conviction.
In addition to the felony DUI, prosecutors said, Everhart's criminal history includes felonies for robbery, drug possession and burglary, as well as nine misdemeanor convictions.
Judge Michael Lojek ordered Everhart to have no contact with his father during the case.
If convicted of aggravated battery, Everhart faces up to 15 years in prison. He is due back in court Feb. 16 for a preliminary hearing.