Deputies arrested a 64-year-old Georgia man early Saturday morning shortly after a woman was attacked and badly beaten inside the garage of her Hidden Springs home.
Craig Robert Falk is charged with felony counts of aggravated battery and burglary in connection with the incident.
Detectives are still investigating possible motives for the attack but have established it was not random and Falk specifically targeted his victim.
Deputies were called to home in Hidden Springs just after 7 p.m. Friday after getting a 911 call from a neighbor who was walking outside when he heard what sounded like an animal attack.
The neighbor ran over to a nearby home and saw a man standing in the alleyway next to a garage, dressed in a long coat and holding a club in his hand, who immediately walked away.
The neighbor then saw a woman, who was visibly injured and in distress, inside a car nearby. He called 911.
Some neighbors joined him and took the woman into a nearby house and began first aid.
Boise Police and Ada County Sheriff’s deputies arrived moments later and began searching for the man with the club, while paramedics took over first aid and then took the woman to a local hospital for treatment for what appear to be serious head injuries.
A Boise police officer found a man, later identified as Falk, a short distance away who fit the description of the attacker. The officer found a metal bar, which was used in the attack, on the ground nearby.
The woman later told deputies she had just pulled into the garage of her home and got out of her car when a man she did not recognize walked up and began hitting her on the head with a metal bar.
There is evidence the man hit the woman multiple times with the bar before the neighbor who heard screaming ran over to figure out what was going on. The attacker then took off and the woman got back into her car.
Deputies brought Falk back to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, interviewed him, and then charged him with aggravated battery and burglary before booking him into the Ada County Jail.
The attack remains under investigation and additional criminal charges are possible.
Falk is being held on a $250,000 bond. The crimes of aggravated battery and burglary are punishable by up to 15 and 10 years in prison.