Arrested: Robert Joseph, 49, Garden City
Charges: Aggravated Battery (F), Resisting or obstructing officers (m)
Around 7:30 p.m. on 10/8/2020 Boise Police responded to a report of a fight and a stabbing on the 500 block of S. 13th Street. Officers arrived and quickly made contact with the suspect and the victim. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injures. After an initial investigation, officers obtained evidence that the attack on the victim appeared to be unprovoked and the suspect was identified as Robert Joseph. Joseph’s demeanor was erratic and despite attempts to calm him down, he continued to behave in an unpredictable manner. At one point when the suspect began to aggress an officer during the investigation, another officer was forced to deploy his taser which initially had an effect on the subject and officers were able to take him into custody. While in custody, Joseph continued to struggle with officers and behave in a way consistent with being under the influence of a controlled substance. Joseph was taken to the hospital before being booked into the Ada County Jail on the listed charges.