Lyle Plentywounds Jr.

Lyle Plentywounds Jr.

CHUBBUCK — A 44-year-old Pocatello man is facing a felony charge for allegedly spitting on an officer.

Lyle Plentywounds Jr. has been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, according to Bannock County Magistrate Court records. A hearing that will determine if there is enough evidence to take the case to trial has been set for Dec. 17.

The incident began when Chubbuck police responded to a noise complaint on West Burnside shortly after 9 p.m. Dec. 3.

They ended up taking Plentywounds into protective custody at that time for an alcohol-related issue. But in the process, police say, he spit on an officer, which led to the felony charge.