Police: 54-year-old woman stabbed motel employee with pen

Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office

Nannette Gazlay




Posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 27 at 6:15 PM

BOISE -- Police say a 54-year-old Boise woman was drunk and disruptive when she stabbed a motel employee in the shoulder with a ballpoint pen on Tuesday evening.

What's more, the woman allegedly attacked a police officer who responded to the situation.

Nanette M. Gazlay is charged with felony aggravated battery and felony assault and battery on a police officer in connection with the incident.

Police say Gazlay was asked to leave a motel on the 1100 block of North Curtis Road due to her "disruptive behavior" on Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m.

They say the 54-year-old was drunk, angry, and aggressive, and at one point, tried to punch a motel employee, and then stabbed him with a pen when the man tried to leave the motel lobby.

Officers later found Gazlay in a nearby emergency room near the 1000 block of Curtis. They say she was extremely drunk, and had to be "cleared" by medical personnel before she could be arrested and booked into jail.

That's when Gazlay kicked a police officer, and was charged with felony assault on an officer, according to reports.

Gazlay remains in the Ada County Jail.

Police say she also has two outstanding warrants for her arrest on failure to appear charges.