Jason Dean Hill

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BLACKFOOT— A Blackfoot man was arrested Aug. 1 after he reportedly hurt several people during an altercation, including an officer, a woman and himself.

According to police reports Jason Dean Hill, 31, was uncooperative when officers arrived for reported domestic violence. The dispatchers had warned officers they could hear Hill yelling and hitting a woman who had called for help.

The officers arrived to find Hill had injured his hand breaking items at the house, leaving blood on the door and floor of the residence. Broken glass and mirror shards littered the floor and Hill refused orders from the officers to speak with them.

Police put Hill in handcuffs and held him against a wall, citing his refusal to cooperate and potential domestic battery. Hill attempted to push off the wall. The officers put him on the ground, and as one of the officers attempted to secure Hill's legs, Hill kicked him twice in the groin.

The officers were able to restrain Hill and check his injuries. They determined his wounds weren't serious and he could be taken to the jail.

The woman at the residence told police the argument had lasted all day. She said he broke the mirror when she called 911, cutting his hand.

Hill was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, punishable with up to five years in prison. He also  was charged with domestic assault in the presence of a child and resisting or obstructing officers, misdemeanors punishable with up to a year in jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 16 in Bingham County Courthouse.

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

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