SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities say two teenage runaways brutally attacked a 66-year-old northern Idaho woman who offered them a ride.
Media outlets report Marshall O. Dittrich, of Danville, Calif., and Joseph J. Martin, of Denver, each face a felony charge of battery with intent to commit robbery in Idaho's 1st District Court.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled Wednesday.
Bonner County Sheriff's Det. Phil Stella says the 17-year-olds ran away from a boarding school in Montana and were hitchhiking Sunday when Vera Gadman, of Hope, Idaho, offered them a ride in her sport utility vehicle.
Stella says Gadman was choked with a cord and hit with a bottle before she managed to flee the attack.
The teens, if convicted, each face up to 15 years in prison.