Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Two Hailey men charged with battery, leaving scene


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Two Hailey men face felony charges of aggravated battery and leaving the scene of an injury accident after they allegedly hit a Bellevue man with a white Cadillac Escalade on Sunday afternoon and fled.

Arturo Ruiz-Juarez, 26, and his brother, Guillermo Ruiz-Juarez, 21, were arraigned on the charges Monday in Blaine County Magistrate Court. Both men were released from custody later that day after posting a $50,000 bond each.

Hailey Police Chief Brian McNary said Bellevue resident Juan Jose Martinez received "road rash" injuries after being struck by the Cadillac and dragged a short distance. The Ruiz-Juarez brothers were arrested shortly after the mishap by Blaine County and Bellevue officers.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Idaho Highway 75 and Countryside Boulevard.

McNary said the Ruiz-Juarez brothers allegedly had a dispute with Martinez that started earlier in the day.




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