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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Press Release – Attempted Strangulation and Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child Arrest

Luis Alberto Velasquez-Reyes

In the early hours of Sunday, September 20, 2020, Blaine County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded twice to the same residence in Ketchum, Idaho. The first time, at approximately 3:00 a.m. for a verbal argument.

The second time, at approximately 4:12 a.m. for a report of a domestic battery in progress.

Upon investigation, Luis Alberto Velasquez-Reyes, age 30, of Ketchum, Idaho, was arrested and charged with felony Attempted Strangulation, I.C. 18-923, and misdemeanor Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, I.C. 18-918(4). 

Velasquez-Reyes is being held in the Blaine County Detention Center pending arraignment in Magistrate Court on Monday.

Sheriff Steve Harkins

Posted: 11:30 a.m. on September 21, 2020

CONTACT:    Holly Carter – Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (208) 788-5536         End.###

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