Man allegedly kicks car window in; shards of glass fall onto victim
POCATELLO — A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly kicking in another man’s car window, causing injuries after glass went into his skin.
Kyler Nichols is charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor malicious injury to property.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by the Pocatello Police Department, an officer responded to the intersection of Hiline Road and El Rancho Boulevard on July 9 to talk to the victim.
The victim said Nichols had kicked his driver’s side window in, causing it to shatter when the victim was attempting to leave a residence. The victim had glass in his left leg, left arm, and the left side of his neck. Documents said he was bleeding.
“Due to the glass injuring (the victim) and the potential scarring from the glass, I developed probable cause to arrest Nichols on aggravated battery,” the officer wrote in documents.
It’s unclear in the probable cause affidavit as to what led up to the events that took place.
According to the criminal complaint, Nichols could face up to 15 years in prison and/or a $50,000 fine for his aggravated assault charge. As for the misdemeanor malicious injury to property charge, Nichols could face up to one year in prison and/or $1,000 fine.
His bond was set at $25,000. Nichols was issued a no-contact order against the victim. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 21 at 10:30 a.m. in Bannock County.