Printed on: February 08, 2013

Charge reduced in assault case

By Ruth Brown

An Idaho Falls man who pointed a 9 mm handgun at his wife and another man pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced assault charge.

Nathan Chad Blackburn, 35, entered the guilty plea to misdemeanor possession of a weapon with the intent to assault, a charge that was amended down from felony aggravated assault.

Magistrate Judge Stephen Clark ordered Blackburn to serve two years of supervised probation, Bonneville County Chief Deputy

Prosecutor Daniel Clark said.

The judge suspended all but three days in jail.

Blackburn faces up to 177 days in jail if he violates probation, with credit for time served, according to the Idaho State Repository.

According to police, the incident occurred in November when Blackburn found his wife kissing another man.

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