Eagle man badly injured at a house party early Sunday

A 22-year-old Eagle man is charged with felony aggravated battery for punching another man in the face with such force that he broke several bones.

David Ryan March is also charged with a misdemeanor court of resisting arrest for refusing to leave the house he was in for almost three hours before he surrendered to Eagle Police early Monday.

The man March punched had to go to a local hospital for treatment for multiple fractures of his facial bones, including eye socket, nose, and upper jaw area.

The man told Eagle police he went to a party at a home in the 900 block of W. Stafford Drive the night before when he was attacked by March, who had not met before.

The man said he was talking to a woman on the back patio of the home when he was hit in the head without warning. He said he was so disoriented by the attack he couldn’t defend himself as March kept hitting him in the face.

A friend then got the man away from the house and to his car. The man called Eagle Police around 3 a.m. Monday, after he got home, to tell them what happened and that he was having trouble breathing. Paramedics arrived and quickly took the man to a local hospital once they realized how severe his injuries were.

Eagle police and Ada County Sheriff’s deputies then went to the Stafford Drive home to talk to March. Officers found blood on the ground near the back patio, where the man said he was attacked, and a blood trail to the front of the home.

March would not answer the door or acknowledge that Eagle Police were there despite their repeated effort to contact him. That went on for about three hours until around 7 a.m., when March surrendered after a Garden City Police K-9 dog began barking.

March will make his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

The crime of aggravated battery is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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