NAMPA -- A Nampa man is facing a felony charge after police say he wielded a pair of scissors during a fight with his brother.
Monico Lopez-Carranza, 28, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated battery and providing false information to police.
According to court documents, officers were called out to the Nampa home after a 911 caller reported that the suspect and his brother were physically fighting, and that the suspect had tried to stab the other man.
Police arrived at the scene and spoke with Lopez-Carranza and his family members.
The victim told officers that he had been cleaning the house when Lopez-Carranza walked up to him and stabbed him in the lower abdomen with a pair of scissors. The man said he tackled his brother and hit him in the face.
Other family members tied Lopez-Carranza's hands and feet together with rope so he could not hurt anyone else in the house, according to court documents, but the suspect was able to free himself just as police arived.
Officers who spoke to Lopez-Carranza said he was swaying, slurring his speech, and appeared to be under the influence. Staff at a medical clinic the suspect had visited earlier that day told police Lopez-Carranza had reported using methamphetamine.
Lopez-Carranza was unable to remember his birth year, and gave officers a false name, according to police documents.
Police observed marks and scratches on the abdomen of the suspect's brother. In an interview, Lopez-Carranza told officers that his siblings had beaten him up weeks earlier, and that he been trying to scare his brother when he forcefully pressed the scissors into his side, according to police.
Lopez-Carranza denied stabbing the victim, telling officers that "if he wanted to stab him, he would have used a knife," according to the court documents.
The suspect was booked into the Ada County Jail, where he remains held on a $75,000 bond and an immigration hold. If convicted of aggravated battery, he could face up to 15 years in prison.
Lopez-Carranza is due to appear in court Jan. 15.