IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls Police arrested 49‐year‐old Gary M. Howard for aggravated assault after he threatened a 31‐year‐old woman with an axe handle on the morning of Monday, Oct. 26.

Officers responded to the 300 block of H Street, in Idaho Falls, around 10 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers made contact with Howard and the 31‐year‐old woman. The woman stated she and Howard had been arguing. During the argument he threatened her with an axe handle while holding their child, according to police reports.

Howard of Idaho Falls is currently in the Bonneville County Jail, without bail, for domestic battery with a child present, possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He will be arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m.