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Police: Man repeatedly stabs brother in hands, arms and head at Pocatello mobile home park

September 12, 2018

Dean Broncho

POCATELLO — A man stabbed his brother multiple times during a Tuesday incident at a north side mobile home park that left both men hospitalized, police said.

Police arrested Dean Broncho, 40, and charged him with aggravated battery after he allegedly used a folding knife to repeatedly stab his brother Peter Blackcloud, 27. The incident occurred in the mobile home at the Highland Meadows trailer park, 1730 W. Quinn Road, where the two brothers reside with their mother, police said.

Blackcloud suffered multiple stab wounds to his hands, arms and head but his expected to survive, police said.

The incident began to unfold around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday when Blackcloud opened his bedroom door to investigate an argument he was hearing between his mother, Marilyn Broncho, and Dean. Police said that once Blackcloud opened the door, Dean charged at him. Blackcloud shut the door but Dean smashed through it and began stabbing Blackcloud with the folding knife, police said.

At some point during the attack Dean suffered stab wounds to his hand but police have not commented on how those wounds were inflicted.

After allegedly stabbing Blackcloud multiple times, Dean fled the mobile home park in his car.

Police said they were alerted of the stabbing via 911 calls from the residence where it occurred as well as neighboring mobile homes.

Police began searching for Dean after the stabbing and found him a short time later at the Sinclair gas station on Highway 30 and placed him under arrest.

Both the brothers were transported via ambulances to Portneuf Medical Center for treatment of their stab wounds. As of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday both were still at the hospital.

Police said they expected Dean to be released from PMC later Tuesday night and at that point he will be transported by officers to Bannock County Jail.

If convicted of aggravated battery, Dean could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

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