Nampa man charged in flashlight attack

NAMPA -- A Nampa man is behind bars after police say he hit another man repeatedly with a large flashlight Sunday morning.

Herbert Glenn Harrod, 49, is facing a felony aggravated battery charge in connection to the attack.

The victim told officers Harrod attacked him with a three-foot MagLite flashlight after accusing him of having had sex with the suspect's girlfriend, according to court documents. The man said Harrod swung the flashlight at his head, but he was able to block the blows with his arm.

Officers noted in a report that the victim had "a very large contusion and heavy swelling" on his right forearm. The man said Harrod had hit him with the flashlight four or five times, and he thought his arm might be broken.

The victim was taken to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center for treatment.

At 3:42 p.m. that same day, someone called dispatch to report Harrod was back at the home where the attack happened.

Officers went out to the house and spoke with the suspect, who admitted hitting the other man with the flashlight during a fight, according to court documents.

Harrod was arrested and booked into the Canyon County Jail, where he remains on a $50,000 bond. He is due to appear in court Nov. 23.

If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison. 

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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