HEYBURN — A Caldwell man led police on a high-speed chase at speeds of up to 115 mph Nov. 16, ending in a crash that injured two Minidoka County deputies.
Deputies stopped Justin Earl Clayborn, 36, at 1:53 p.m. on Interstate 84 one mile west of Exit 208 for speeding, the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. As deputies approached Clayborn’s vehicle, he fled the scene with officers pursuing him into the city of Heyburn and Rupert, then back onto I-84 into Cassia County.
Clayborn continued on Interstate 86 into Power County. The pursuit ended at the ramp at milepost 56 at the Pocatello airport. Three Minidoka County Sheriff’s vehicles in pursuit were damaged, along with a building next to the airport.
The two deputies received minor injuries. They were seen by medical staff at the scene of the crash and released. Clayborn was taken to the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center and was charged with felony counts of aggravated assault and eluding police.
The Minidoka Sheriff’s Office was assisted by officers from Rupert, Idaho State Police, For Hall Tribal Police, Power County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical services from American Falls.