A Washington man will be forced to return to the Wood River Valley following a charge of felony domestic battery that allegedly occurred while he was vacationing in the area with his wife.
Aaron Kane Platt, 38, allegedly gave his wife a black eye that required stitches following an alleged altercation that took place in Sun Valley on Nov. 27.
According to a probable-cause affidavit written by Sun Valley Police Officer Steven Whiting, Whiting was dispatched to the area of Dollar Lodge just after midnight for a report of a possible fight in progress.
Once on scene, Whiting reportedly spoke with the alleged victim.
“The [alleged] victim had an approximately one-inch laceration on her lip and had a large amount of blood on her face and in her hair. I also observed the victim had a large hematoma above her right eye,” the affidavit states.
The alleged victim allegedly told Whiting that there had been an argument between her and her husband but she was reluctant to go into details initially.
“The [alleged] victim eventually told me Platt pushed her one time, causing her to fall to the ground,” the affidavit states.
At an initial appearance in Magistrate Court in Hailey on Nov. 27, prosecuting attorney Matt Fredback told the court that the alleged victim required stitches and that she did not wish to press charges and did not want a no-contact order between herself and her husband. Platt’s father-in-law was also in the courtroom and also pleaded that a no-contact order not be put in place, as it would complicate travel plans, telling the court he would keep them both in his sight at all times.
According to court records, a no-contact order was put in place following the initial appearance.
Platt is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 11, at which time sufficient evidence must be presented for the case to be tried as a felony.