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Washington County Prosecutor Delton Walker
Washington County Felony Crimes Update

March 16, 2016

Oscar Moreno arrested News release 3.16.16


 

Washington County Prosecutor Delton Walker
Washington County Felony Crimes Update

March 2, 2016

Five suspects are in jail on drug related charges after being picked up early this morning by local law enforcement.  A search warrant was obtained local by law enforcement from Judge Frates during the evening of March 1, 2016.  All five suspects have been charged with drug related crimes.  A minor child was at the home where the suspects were arrested.

Delton Walker
Washington County Prosecutor

5 Suspects In Jail

 


 

Washington County Prosecutor Delton Walker
Washington County Felony Crimes Update

February 17, 2016

As an alternative to prison, Taylor Swain, DJ Lynn Jackson, Charles C. Johnson and Shanell Shaw are headed to the Tri-County Drug Court program held at the Payette County Courthouse.  Drug Court is a stringent program with frequent drug testing and reporting to the presiding judge.  Sentencing on the case is suspended during Drug Court.  If participants are successful in completing the Drug Court program, they may be placed on probation thereafter.  If participants fail Drug Court, they will be brought back to the Washington County District Court and sentenced.

Kaden Skinner, a young man placed on 2 years of probation after being found guilty of various Fish and Game Violations, was back in District Court for an alleged probation violation for failure to pay fines and fees.  Mr. Skinner still owes more than $2,700 in fines on his case.

Finally, Levi Edmiston was sentenced on one count of Felony Burglary and two counts of Grand Theft.  Edmiston was hit with a stiff underlying sentence but was afforded leniency on the sentence actually imposed.  His underlying sentence consisted of 5 years fixed prison time plus 5 years indeterminate time on each of the three counts with each sentence running consecutive to the other and consecutive to his 5 year sentence in Canyon County.  However, both the Washington County and Canyon County sentences were suspended and Mr. Edmiston was sentenced to a Rider.

A Rider is a sentencing option that includes incarceration for up to 365 days under the control of the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC).  It is more stringent than felony probation and less stringent than being sent to prison.  The Washington County District Judge will “retain jurisdiction” of the case for a period of 365 days. If Mr. Edmiston is successful in completing the Rider program within the 365 days the judge will reconsider her decision about placing him on probation.  If placed on probation, Mr. Edmiston will be required to start paying Restitution in excess of $18,000 for the items stolen in his crime spree which included 9 firearms.  (He owes $32,793.93 in Canyon County as well)

If Mr. Edmiston fails the Rider treatment programs, he “flops” his Rider and is sent to prison for 5 years after which time he may be eligible for parole.  The Washington County District Court relinquishes jurisdiction over the case to IDOC who will decide if he is eligible for parole.  If he does not convince IDOC that he is a good candidate for parole, he will continue on his consecutive 5 year sentences until they are completed or he is granted the right to parole.

Delton Walker

Washington County Prosecutor