Colson running for Bingham County Prosecutor
Attorney Cleve Colson has announced that he is running for the office of Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney.
Colson is a lifelong resident of Bingham County. He began his career at the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office in 2005 and is currently Bannock County’s assistant chief deputy prosecutor.
“It is time for change in the Bingham County Prosecutor’s Office and now is the time for a prosecutor that is dedicated to a fair, responsible and common sense approach to the pursuit of justice.” Colson said. “I understand the principles and values that are important to our community and I welcome the opportunity to give back to the community that has provided so much to me and my family.”
Colson believes the key obligation of a prosecutor is to protect society and the community. His current caseload includes all felony narcotics cases and violent crimes.
Colson served as lead counsel in the case against Cody McDermott-Reid, who was found guilty of vehicular manslaughter and aggravated driving under the influence after a 2010 alcohol-related accident that killed a woman and badly injured another. Colson also assisted on the cases of four individuals charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after badly beating a woman and dumping her in the Fort Hall River Bottoms last year. Each defendant in that case reached plea agreements with prosecutors.
Colson was born and raised in Blackfoot and attended Idaho State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in History in 2002. After graduating from ISU, Colson attended the University of Idaho School of Law. He earned his Juris Doctorate in May of 2005. After graduating law school, he and his wife Brooke returned to Southeastern Idaho.