Printed on: November 26, 2013

Pair of Idaho Falls men arrested for alleged assault using knives


Bonneville County sheriff's deputies arrested two men Saturday after they reportedly threatened another man with knives.

Jordan Crosby, 21, and Justin Crosby, 22, were arrested for aggravated assault following the incident outside Walgreens in Ammon.

The incident began just before 10 p.m. when Forrestt Payne, 36, was walking through the parking lot. Crosby and Crosby, both of Idaho Falls, drove through the lot at high speeds and Payne had to stop to avoid being hit, according to a news release.

Payne watched as they parked. Justin Crosby, Jordan Crosby and another man reportedly stared at him. They did not know one another, Bonneville County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Edwards said.

Payne, of Idaho Falls, drove toward their tan Buick LeSabre and rolled down his window to ask what they wanted, according to the news release. The men reportedly started yelling and making threats. Payne told police Jordan Crosby and Justin Crosby both had knives in their hands.

Edwards said Payne immediately backed his vehicle away from the men and called police. The suspects' vehicle was later located outside the Grand Teton Mall, where they were arrested.

Edwards said the police report did not specify whether Justin Crosby and Jordan Crosby are related.

Both men remained in custody at the Bonneville County Jail on Monday without bond.

Aggravated assault is punishable by up to five years in prison.

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