Printed on: April 22, 2014

Woman arrested for stabbing girlfriend


Idaho Falls Police arrested an Idaho Falls woman Friday for reportedly stabbing her girlfriend with a steak knife.

Talis Tunteri, 29, was booked into Bonneville County Jail and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon enhancement.

Idaho Falls Police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen said officers responded to the call from a neighbor at the 200 block of Gladstone Street around 2:30 p.m. Tunteri was arrested at the 20-year-old victim's apartment.

The arrest followed an argument, which reportedly turned physical and ended with Tunteri stabbing the

victim three times in the neck with a steak knife. Paramedics treated the victim at the scene for minor puncture wounds, according to a news release.

Hansen said neighbor Ryan Smith, 26, approached officers during the course of the investigation and asked what was happening. When police asked Smith to step away, he reportedly "became belligerent." As officers were placing Smith under arrest for disturbing the investigation, he reportedly kicked officer Brandon Storer in the leg, knocking him to the ground.


was booked into Bonneville County Jail and charged with felony battery on an officer.

Hansen said Storer did not suffer injuries and did not seek medical attention.

Smith and Tunteri remained in custody Monday. Each of their bonds is set at $20,000.

Aggravated battery is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Felony battery on an officer is punishable by up to five years in prison.