Nevada City man arrested on felony battery charge |

Nevada City man arrested on felony battery charge

A Nevada City man remained in county jail Thursday after allegedly punching another man and sending him to the hospital.

The two men allegedly began arguing in a hotel room on Broad Street, and Nevada City Police were called at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to dispatch reports.

The dispute was over a woman, said Police Officer Shane Franssen.

The alleged aggressor, identified as Jeffrey Thomas Bodde, 29, punched the victim in the nose, causing a severe laceration that essentially laid it open, Franssen said.

He also allegedly caused a small laceration under the victim's eye.

Bodde sustained a small cut to his hand from the punch, Franssen said.

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The victim was transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

Bodde was arrested on suspicion of battery causing serious bodily injury and was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Franssen said he recommended a charge of mayhem be added in the report that was being forwarded to the district attorney's office.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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