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.

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.

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