Man charged with aggravated battery after fight

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Courtesy Idaho Falls Police Dept.

The following is a news release from the Idaho Falls Police Department.

IDAHO FALLS — On Saturday, Feb. 3 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police were dispatched to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in response to a report of a battery incident which occurred at outside the Peppertree Lounge, located at 888 N. Holmes, which is also known as Hurricane’s.

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Police made contact with a man who suffered serious injuries to his face during an alleged physical altercation between the man and 23-year-old Jordan Vielma of Iona.

Witnesses told police Vielma and the man who suffered the injuries got in a verbal altercation which turned physical. It is unclear which party initiated the physical altercation.

Jordan Vielma was arrested and prosecutors charged him with Aggravated Battery pursuant to Idaho Code 18-907(1)(a).

Vielma is expected to appear in court this week.