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Archive - Jan 8, 2013

Local man sentenced to six-plus years in prison

January 8, 2013

On Tuesday, District Judge Darren Simpson sentenced Jeremy Robert Andrus, 31, to not less than four years and no more than five years for aggravated assault on Tuesday. Andrus was fined $1,000 with court costs totaling $225.50.
On a felony count of eluding the police, Andrus was sentenced to two years fixed and three years indeterminate (not less than two years and no more than five years). He was fined $800 with court costs of $225.50. The sentences will be served consecutive to one another.

Man pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter

January 8, 2013

Kenny Carl Struhs, 42, pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular manslaughter plea on Tuesday before District Judge Darren Simpson.
Under the plea agreement, Struhs pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter, a felony. The state dismissed count two, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, which was also a felony.
"So what did you do that makes you guilty?" asked Judge Simpson.
"I was operating a vehicle on a Rich Lane under the influence of alcohol on Aug. 2, 2012," Struhs said. "I was driving a 1999 black Blaser.

Mayor appoints BHS teacher as new councilman

January 8, 2013

In the first city council meeting of the new year, Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue appointed Layne Gardner to fill the council seat held by Butch Hulse who died in October 2012.
Gardner is the brother of the late Chris Gardner, who was serving as a city councilman when he was killed in an ATV accident in July of 2010.

Police Log

January 8, 2013

Items of note from Dec. 21 - Jan. 1.

Blackfoot Police

IN MY ROOM: Dec. 21, 11:22 p.m.: A woman said someone has been in her room and several items have been misplaced but nothing is missing.

SHOTS FIRED: Dec. 22, 12:19 a.m.: A woman said she heard five or six shots coming from the east of N. Ash St.

HIGH-SPEED CHASE: Dec. 22, 5:50 a.m.: A vehicle did not yield at a stop sign and reached speeds up to 100 mph on Highway 91. An arrest was made.

ANGRY PARENTS: Dec. 23, 1:59 a.m.: A female said she needs officers now because she has angry drunken parents.

 

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