Blackfoot man arrested for attempted strangulation


A Blackfoot man was arrested Friday after a woman reported he attacked her and attempted to strangle her.

Jacob Elliot Dimmick, 34, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted strangulation and one count of domestic battery involving traumatic injury.

A probable cause affidavit from the Blackfoot City Police Department says officers were called to Dimmick’s house Friday for a reported domestic battery. The victim told officers she was arguing with Dimmick about cleaning the dishes. The argument escalated until Dimmick began choking her. The victim said she was unable to breathe.

Dimmick then threw the victim into a humidifier that broke, according to the affidavit. The victim threw a plate at Dimmick then ran out of the house to call for help.

Officers reported the victim had red marks on her neck and cuts on her hands and side from broken humidifier pieces. Officers examined where the attack happened and found the broken humidifier.

Dimmick declined to speak to officers, saying only that the what the victim said is what happened.

A no-contact order has been filed between Dimmick and the victim

Attempted strangulation is punishable with up to 15 years in prison. Felony battery is punishable with up to 10 years in prison.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. March 8.

Reporter Johnathan Hogan can be reached at 208-542-6746.