Times-News: Magic Valley Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Assaulting Another Lawman

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Jim Broner, 51, is charged with aggravated assault and felony burglary.
  • Jim Broner, 51, is charged with aggravated assault and felony burglary.
A former Magic Valley lawman is facing an assault charge in connection with a head-butting incident involving a Minidoka County sheriff's captain.

The Twin Falls Times-News reports that 51-year-old Jim Broner, a former Minidoka County sheriff's deputy, is accused of going to the home of current Captain Daniel Kindig in early December. That's when Kindig said he reached out to shake Broner's hand but Broner asked, "Why are you spreading rumors about my wife and I?" Kindig said before he could respond, he was head-butted and the two got into a fight. 

The Times-News reports that Broner was fired from the Minidoka County Sheriff's Office for undisclosed reasons in 2013. Broner spent an additional 10 years on the Rupert police force.

Broner is currently sitting in a cell at the Gooding County Jail where he faces charges of aggravated assault on an officer and felony burglary. The Times-News reports that if he's convicted on both counts, Broner could face up to 40 years behind bars.