Man charged with attempted murder after shooting at, choking wife - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man charged with attempted murder after shooting at, choking wife

Matthew Ortman Matthew Ortman

LATAH COUNTY, Idaho. - Latah County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 38-year-old man early Wednesday morning after he reportedly beat, choked and shot at his 28-year-old wife.

Just before 2:30 a.m., Shelly Ortman called 911 to report that her husband, Matthew Ortman, had attacked her at a home in the 1000 block of Old Park Rd in Deary.

During the attack Matthew allegedly fired several shots from his rifle at his wife, though she was not hit.

Medics treated Shelly for her injuries and she has since been released.

Matthew was arrested in possession of a hunting rifle and ammunition and was charged with attempted murder.

The Latah County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.

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