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5th District Court News

TWIN FALLS COUNTY

FELONY SENTENCINGS

Thomas James Uhl, 31, Twin Falls; DUI third or subsequent offense, $290.50 costs, $500 public defender, $100 DNA, 10 years penitentiary, two determinate, eight indeterminate, 126 days credited, sentence suspended, four years supervised probation, one year drivers license suspension.

Crystal Dawn Trefry, 45, Hansen; Possession of a forged check, $245.50 costs, $1,000 fine, $500 public defender, five years penitentiary, three determinate, two indeterminate, 365 days retained jurisdiction, sentence to run concurrent to 2013 case. Providing false information to an officer charge dismissed.

Brandon Michael Worring, 25, Twin Falls; $285.50 costs, seven years penitentiary, three determinate, four indeterminate, 43 days credited, 365 days retained jurisdiction, sentence to run concurrent to 2012 Jerome case.

Lori Jeanette Trevino, 47, Twin Falls; Possession of a controlled substance, $285.50 costs, $500 public defender, three years penitentiary, one determinate, two indeterminate, 29 days credited, sentence to run consecutive to 2008 case.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE SENTENCINGS

Patrick Arin Crowley, 43, Buhl; DUI second offense, $1,000 fine, $1,000 suspended, $202.50 costs, $75 public defender, 180 days jail, 175 suspended, one day credited, 10 days discretionary, guilty withheld sentence, 365 days restricted drivers license, 24 months supervised probation, attend victim impact panel and court alcohol school, one year interlock device.

Joseph Michael Boyer, 26, Twin Falls; DUI, $500 fine, $300 suspended, $202.50 costs, 90 days jail, 88 suspended, 10 days discretionary, guilty withheld sentence, six months probation with three to be supervised, attend victim impact panel and court alcohol school.

Felicia Marie Guerra, 25, Twin Falls; DUI, $500 fine, $300 suspended, $202.50 costs, $75 public defender, 90 days jail, 89 suspended, one day credited, 10 days discretionary, guilty withheld sentence, 180 days restricted drivers license suspension, 12 months probation with six months to be supervised, attend victim impact panel and court alcohol school.

Francis Fay Fuqua, 71, Shoshone; DUI second offense within 10 years, $1,000 fine, suspended, $202.50 costs, $75 public defender, 180 days jail, 175 suspended, two days credited, 10 days discretionary, guilty withheld judgment, 365 days restricted drivers license, 24 months supervised probation, one year interlock device, attend victim impact panel and court alcohol school.

Stephen Ray Henderson, 22, Twin Falls; DUI excessive, $500 fine, $500 suspended, $202.50 costs, $75 public defender, 180 days jail, 170 suspended, two days credited, 10 days discretionary, 365 days drivers license suspension, 12 months probation with six months to be supervised, attend victim impact panel and court alcohol school.

Rex Lawrence Trammel, 54, Twin Falls; DUI, $500 fine, $300 suspended, 90 days jail, 89 suspended, one day credited, 10 days discretionary, 90 days restricted drivers license, six months supervised probation, attend victim impact panel and court alcohol school.

Jeanna Marie Dains, 25, Jerome; DUI excessive, $1,000 fine, $1,000 suspended, $202.50 costs, 180 days jail, 175 suspended, one day credited, 10 days discretionary, guilty withheld judgment, 365 days restricted drivers license, 24 months supervised probation, one year interlock device, attend victim impact panel and court alcohol school.

Santiago Gomez Avila, 43, Twin Falls; DUI, $500 fine, $300 suspended, $202.50 costs, 90 days jail, 87 suspended, one day credited, 10 days discretionary, 180 days restricted drivers license, 12 months probation with six months to be supervised, attend victim impact panel and court alcohol school. Consume or possess and open container of alcohol by driver, $100 fine, $187.50 costs, 30 days jail, 30 suspended.

Edna Suran Bane, 18, Twin Falls; DUI, $202.50 costs, $75 public defender, 180 days jail, 10 days discretionary, four days credited, 180 days restricted drivers license 12 months supervised probation, attend victim impact panel and court alcohol school. Failure to purchase drivers license, $157.50 costs, 90 days jail, balance suspended, four days credited.

DIVORCE CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

Audra O’Toole v. Stacy O’Toole

Gloria Lee v. Victor Lee

Tara Tews v. Jeff Tews

Vickie Dillard v. Charles Dillard

Mark Stephens v. Sammy Stephens

Kateesha Durfee v. Avery Durfee

Kris Draper v. Tonya Draper


State
AP
Leader of Idaho National Guard to retire in October

BOISE — Maj. Gen. Gary Sayler will retire from his post as commanding officer of the Idaho National Guard at the end of October after a 45-year career in the military.

The Associated Press confirmed Sayler’s pending retirement with state officials on Thursday. Sayler was expected to retire in June, but Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter asked him to stay on a little longer while he continued the search for a suitable replacement.

“General Sayler has been a great partner in guiding and directing the efforts of our military, emergency management and public safety efforts throughout Idaho,” Otter said in a prepared statement. “Gary’s soft-spoken leadership by example speaks volumes about his command presence and his effectiveness as a manager.”

Sayler started in the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant, flying combat missions in southeast Asia before joining the Idaho Air National Guard in 1977. While in the Idaho Air National Guard, he flew combat missions in the F4-G Wild Weasel over Iraq during Operation Southern Watch and Operation Provide Comfort, which enforced no-fly zones in Iraq and provided humanitarian supplies to stranded Kurdish refugees.

Sayler has received several awards and decorations during his career, including the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal.

“The highlight of my military career has been the honor of serving the civilians, soldiers, airmen and families of the Idaho Military Division,” Sayler said in a prepared statement. “I’ve been blessed with support from a tremendous community here in Idaho and will always be grateful for that.”

The U.S. military requires generals to retire at age 65, but it sometimes extends the age limit on request. Sayler turned 65 in 2015, and the military granted a one-year extension at Otter’s request.

But in January of this year, the military denied a second request from the governor to extend Sayler’s federally recognized status. Idaho law requires the head of the state national guard to be federally recognized when they are appointed to the post, but doesn’t require that status to be maintained.

Losing federal recognition means that any of Sayler’s out-of-state travel on behalf of the Guard must be funded by the state, not the federal government. Otter’s spokesman Jon Hanian said it’s not uncommon for heads of state national guards to continue serving after their federally recognized status expires.

Otter will appoint Sayler’s successor, but his office has not said which people are under consideration for the post.


State
AP
Turf trouble: High school's football home opener in doubt

BOISE (AP) — School officials in southwest Idaho say problems with a new $600,000 high school football field could cause the team to have to move its home opener.

West Ada School District spokesman Eric Exline says Eagle High School’s Thunder Stadium might not be ready for a freshman game on Aug. 24 and a varsity game on Aug. 25 against a district rival.

Exline says the field was supposed to be ready by now, but a gravel layer is too soft, preventing the installation of synthetic turf.

Exline says a company called Sprinturf is paying $1,000 a day for missing the deadline.

Football coach Paul Peterson says the team is practicing on a field north of campus.

Jeff Bergevin of Sprinturf declined to comment to The Associated Press on Saturday.


Print-specific
At a glance

WWII fighter plane pulled from Austrian lake to fly in Idaho

CALDWELL (AP) — A World War II fighter plane that spent 60 years at the bottom of a lake in Austria has been restored and will be unveiled and flown publicly later this month in southwest Idaho.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the P-47 Thunderbolt known as Dottie Mae will fly on Aug. 26 and 27 at the 2017 Warbird Roundup at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa.

Officials say the aircraft took part in missions during WWII but crashed into Traunsee lake on May 8, 1945, and sank to the bottom as the pilot was rescued.

Workers in 2005 found the wreck 230 feet (70 meters) deep and brought it to the surface.

The plane’s owner shipped it to Vintage Airframes in Caldwell for restoration that started in 2009.

Iowa man dies in rollover crash on Idaho interstate

MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A 70-year-old Iowa man riding in the back seat of a pickup without wearing his seatbelt died after the vehicle rolled on Interstate 84 in southwestern Idaho and he was ejected into oncoming traffic and struck by a tractor-trailer.

The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office says a 70-year-old Iowa woman driving the 2002 Dodge Durango drifted off the shoulder of the eastbound lanes just before 3 p.m. on Friday.

Police say the woman overcorrected and the vehicle crossed both eastbound lanes and entered the median where it rolled, coming to rest on its wheels and blocking both westbound lanes.

The woman and a 52-year-old man from Idaho also riding in the pickup were transported to a Boise hospital.

The tractor-trailer driver was treated at the scene.

Names haven’t been released.


Local
Stork report: births at Jerome, Twin Falls hospitals

St. Luke’s Jerome

Sawyer Eve Baker, daughter of Whitley Ann and Colby Banton Baker of Jerome, was born Aug. 1, 2017.

St. Luke’s Magic Valley

Nuzaii Alaniz, son of Ashley Yanira Alaniz and Joseph Alex Alaniz of Jerome, was born Aug. 3, 2017.

Selah Jolee Monroy, daughter of Rachel Diane Dawson-Monroy and Marcos Scott Monroy of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 3, 2017.

Blaikley Beth Gumeson, daughter of Abbe Roxanne and Nikolas Lee Gumeson of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 3, 2017.

Renee Stella Ramsey, daughter of Jaicey Jawn Hall-Koch and Collin Champ Ramsey of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 3, 2017.

Benito Meraz, son of Leanna Marie Reyna and Joseph Meraz of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 4, 2017.

Evanie Eden Scott, daughter of Emalie Ruth Scott of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 4, 2017.

Zoey Marie Larson, daughter of Heather Ann and Brandon Keith Larson of Dietrich, was born Aug. 5, 2017.

Allison Hazel Carpenter, daughter of Jessica Ann Stafford and Branden Scott Carpenter of Gooding, was born Aug. 5, 2017.

Wiley Jack Mulberry, son of Dakota Annette and Jack Trevor Mulberry of Hansen, was born Aug. 5, 2017.

Hendrix Gavin Kerr, son of Jennifer Nicole Kerr of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 5, 2017.

Ella Rose Adamson, daughter of Marissa Ann and Thomas John Adamson of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 6, 2017.

Jasper Jedidiah Pullin, son of Megan Louisa and Jedidiah Allen Pullin of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 7, 2017.

Beck Ryan Oneida, son of Katherine Anne and Brett Alan Oneida of Kimberly, was born Aug. 7, 2017.

Benjamin Griz Dalton, son of Camille J. Dalton and Philip Alan Dalton of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 7, 2017.

Zaidyn D’Shaun Scott, son of Kara Lynn Fiscus and Jonathon Edward Meyers of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 7, 2017.

Merrick Hayes Bair, son of Tabitha Lynn and Travis Matthew Bair of Twin Falls, was born Aug. 8, 2017.


Print-specific
Streamflows

Average daily flows

Snake River at Heise 9,050 cfs

Snake River at Blackfoot 1,894 cfs

Snake River at American Falls 10,378 cfs

Snake River at Minidoka 8,315 cfs

Snake River at Milner 0 cfs

Little Wood River near Carey 287 cfs

Jackson Lake is 91 percent full.

Palisades Reservoir is 96 percent full.

American Falls Reservoir is 62 percent full.

Upper Snake River system is at 80 percent capacity.

As of Aug. 21.


Alex Riggins / TIMES-NEWS FILE PHOTO  

Soldiers from the Idaho National Guard’s 116th Brigade Special Troops Battalion stand in formation during a change of command ceremony Sunday at Centennial Waterfront Park.