TWIN FALLS — A Filer man is accused of holding a machete to a gas station cashier’s throat and robbing the till of $200 early Thursday.
Tyrell Hall, 33, was arrested Friday and arraigned in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court on charges of robbery, destruction of evidence and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, all felonies.
About 5:35 a.m. Thursday, a police affidavit said, Hall can be seen on surveillance video going into the Oasis Stop ‘N Go at 515 Washington St. N. The video then shows Hall walking behind the counter and holding the machete up to the cashier’s neck.
A few minutes later, video shows Hall crossing Filer Avenue West and running to a dark colored car parked at the gas pumps, the affidavit said. Hall gets into the car and the car then leaves the parking lot.
Later on Thursday, a Twin Falls police officer saw a car parked at a gas station on Sixth Avenue West that looked very similar to the car in the surveillance video and started talking to a woman in the car. The officer also said the man in the car, later identified as Hall, had a tattoo on his leg that looked like it matched the tattoo of the robber in the surveillance video.
At one point, the woman admitted to the officer that she’d taken Hall to a gas station that morning.
Another officer brought a drug-sniffing dog to the scene, and the dog alerted the officers to the presence of drugs, the affidavit said.
Police took Hall and the woman to the Twin Falls Police Department for questioning, where police say Hall admitted to the robbery.
May crime report: School shooting, murder trial, sex offender lawsuit and more
Did you miss any crime and court news from last month? Here's a collection of the crime reports, notable arrests and important court hearings to make sure you know what's going on.
A sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian and then was disarmed by a teacher Thursday, authorities said.
The Bellevue deputy marshal whose TikTok videos done in uniform have been seen by millions has signed a book deal and is returning to work, according to a new video.
School shootings are rare in Idaho, and shootings where the suspect is identified as a young girl are uncommon but not unheard of nationwide.
An Idaho death row inmate with terminal cancer and heart disease is asking the state to let him die naturally rather than kill him by lethal injection next month.
Jury selection began Tuesday in Cassia County District Court for Gilberto Flores Rodriguez, charged with first-degree murder in the 1995 death of a teen.
The state of Montana has no valid reason to require a man to register as a sex offender based on his conviction for having gay sex in Idaho in 1993, a federal judge has ruled.
An Idaho man scheduled for execution in three weeks is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the state from moving forward with his lethal injection while it reviews his case.
The lawsuit against a retired Idaho gynecologist accused of using his own sperm to inseminate a patient seeking fertility treatments has been dismissed.
An Idaho couple has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of a young child.
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A scheduled June execution for an Idaho man who is dying of terminal cancer has been canceled so the state's Commission of Pardons and Parole can consider whether to commute his sentence.
The opening arguments in the murder trial of Gilberto Rodriguez included the prosecution and defense agreeing on one thing: that mistakes were made in the investigation into the death of 14-year-old Regina Krieger.
“After I got the gun, I just pulled her into a hug because I thought, this little girl has a mom somewhere that doesn't realize she's having a breakdown and she's hurting people.”
A judge has ordered a 16-year-old boy stand trial as an adult on a murder charge after police believe he was involved in a home invasion and fatal shooting in Lewiston earlier this year.
Before day two of the jury trial for Gilberto Flores Rodriguez started on Wednesday, the mother of slain teen Regina Krieger and “Gina” supporters were told they had to leave the courthouse because of what they were wearing.
A Rupert woman was arrested on drug trafficking charges after she was pulled over in Nevada. Police said she had more than 5 pounds of meth.
Tena told the jury during the previous hearing that he’d had a conversation with Rodriguez at a Rupert pond where two young girls were fishing and one of the girls reminded Rodriguez of Krieger — and Rodriguez spoke of the murder to Tena.
Cassia County jurors in the Gilberto Flores Rodriguez first-degree murder trial were excused on Friday while attorneys and the judge had a Zoom hearing.
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning residents to be wary of scams by people claiming to raise money for the victims of a school shooting in eastern Idaho.
The investigation into the reported rape of a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint unearthed an alleged child sex trafficking ring run by a 17-year-old girl, who was living in an Idaho Falls group home at the time of the incident.
The Ada County prosecutor's office has received online criticism after promoting its services in honor of Crime Victims’ Rights Week last month with a post on Twitter where the thin blue line flag was visible in the background.
The jury will reconvene Tuesday for jury instructions and closing arguments before the cases is handed over to the jury for deliberation.
The woman offered a deputy $1,000 to stop so she could pee on the long ride from Jackpot to Elko.
An eastern Idaho judge had to declare a mistrial in a three-year-old rape case after 11 people failed to show up for jury duty.
Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell were each indicted by a grand jury on charges of conspiracy, murder and grand theft in connection with the deaths of Lori Daybell's two youngest children.
Chad Daybell made his first appearance in Idaho court Wednesday on three murder charges in connection with the deaths of his late wife and his new wife's two children.
Just days after being indicted by a grand jury on murder and other charges in Idaho, Lori Daybell’s case is on hold.
An Idaho law enforcement officer who gained notoriety for his TikTok videos has been fired from his job.
A Twin Falls man sent a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl photos that show child sex abuse.
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