I.F. man arrested for attempted strangulation


A 27-year-old Idaho Falls man was arrested early Saturday morning following a report that he attempted to strangle his wife.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an Ammon residence at 2:35 a.m. to a report of domestic violence. Once deputies arrived at the scene, they made contact with a 28-year-old woman and Haack, a sheriff’s office news release said. Deputies were told the couple had been drinking earlier in the evening and started to argue, which resulted in multiple broken items inside the residence.

The victim told deputies Haack hit her in the chest and face and put his hands around her throat, attempting to strangle her. The woman said she was able to momentarily break away to call 911. Deputies observed injuries and bleeding from the woman’s eye and were able to have her checked by Idaho Falls ambulance personnel, the release said.

Haack was taken into custody and booked into the Bonneville County Jail for felony attempted strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery.

A no-contact order was issued.

Haack has a preliminary hearing set for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 29.

Felony attempted strangulation is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Misdemeanor domestic battery is punishable by up to a year in jail.