UPDATE: Man accused of severely beating ex-girlfriend now in custody

Brant Nye. Photo courtesy Ada County Sheriff's Office)

Meridian Police have located and arrested the man they say severely battered his ex-girlfriend.

Police say Brant Nye, 33, of Boise, unlawfully entered his ex-girlfriend's house around 1:20 a.m. Friday and beat her so severely she required surgery.

Officers located Nye in Boise on Saturday morning and booked him into the Ada County Jail.

He has been charged with felony aggravated battery, two counts of burglary, malicious injury to property, a no contact order violation (third offense) and misdemeanor battery.

Nye is scheduled to appear in court on Monday August 20.

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