A North Idaho man was arrested Thursday after reportedly holding a doctor at gunpoint and demanding narcotics.
Travis J. Harpole, 45, entered St. Maries Family Medicine around 3 p.m. and demanded several different kinds of narcotic pain medications while pointing a gun at Dr. Terry Davenport, said Benewah County Sheriff Dave Resser.
There was a scuffle and Davenport was able to get the gun away from Harpole, who then reportedly bit Davenport. The doctor was able to restrain Harpole until deputies arrived. Resser said Davenport suffered a “severe” bite on his forearm but is expected to be fine.
Harpole is facing charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and attempted robbery. He is being held in the Benewah County Jail on $200,000 bond.
His previous convictions include resisting/obstructing officers, battery on a law enforcement officer and possession of a controlled substance.
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