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Idaho Man Surrenders After Acid Attack

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A 28-year-old Lapwai man has surrendered to authorities after being accused of throwing acid into the face of an acquaintance last month.

Brandon T. Eddins is scheduled to appear in court next month on a charge of felony aggravated battery. He is jailed on $25,000 bail.

Prosecutors say Eddins threw a white plastic jug containing a corrosive acid or caustic chemical at 29-year-old Daniel L. Hight during a verbal altercation in North Lewiston on July 11.

Hight told Lewiston police he was unable to breathe after the substance was thrown into his face. The acid caused severe damage to his left eye. Officials have not yet identified the substance.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that Eddins faces a preliminary hearing on Aug. 4.
      
 
      
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