Boise man found guilty of aggravated battery in throat slashing case

A 28-year-old Boise man will find out in November how long he will go to prison for cutting another man’s throat last summer.

An Ada County Jury found Anthony Reed Schmidt guilty of felony counts of aggravated battery and use of a weapon in the commission of felony at the end of his jury trial last week.

The jury determined Schmidt slashed another man across the throat at a home in the Locust Grove/Franklin roads neighborhood in September 2015.

Testimony in the jury trial took four days, and it took jurors about three hours to deliberate before they found Schmidt guilty.

At the time of the attack, the man told investigators he didn’t know who Schmidt was. It turns out the man knew one of Schmidt’s family members, and the attack appears to be connected to some kind of dispute between the man and the family member.

Schmidt’s sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 16. The crimes of aggravated battery and using a weapon in the commission of a felony are punishable by up to 15 and 10 years in prison.

Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies began their investigation Aug. 27, 2015 when they were sent to a home in the Locust Grove/Franklin roads neighborhood for a report of a stabbing.

Deputies arrived to find that a man who lived at the home was holding a towel on his bleeding neck.

That man later told deputies he answered the front door at the home and was suddenly attacked by a man he did not know. He said the attacker pulled out a razor and cut him across the throat before running away and getting into a car.

Paramedics transported the man to a local hospital for treatment, where he was listed in critical condition for almost a week.

Detectives began collecting evidence and doing interviews and were able to identify Schmidt as a suspect by early September 2015.  It appears Schmidt attacked the man after talking to a person both men knew.

Ada County Sheriff’s Office found and arrested Schmidt in a public parking lot near the Broadway Avenue/Linden Street intersection in Boise on Sept. 11, 2015.



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