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Idaho man accused of punching jail deputy after arrest
William J. Malufau. (Courtesy Bonneville County Sheriff)

A 34-year-old Idaho man is accused of punching a jail deputy following his arrest in eastern Idaho.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home in Ammon on Vaughan Street for a fight. Police say they found a neighbor physically holding down William J. Malufau in the garage. While police were trying to figure out what the fight was about, they say Malufau refused commands and continued to try and fight.

He had to be carried by deputies into a patrol car.

While he was being booked into the Bonneville County jail, authorities say he punched a detention deputy, which resulted in minor injury. He's been charged with felony battery on an officer in addition to resisting arrest. The neighbor and Malufau’s wife told deputies that Malufau had been drinking heavily and came home angry, the sheriff's office says.




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