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Syringa man charged with battery on officer

July 3 preliminary hearing set on felony



— A July 3 preliminary hearing is set for a Syringa man alleged to have struck a county deputy while being arrested for interfering at an accident scene.

Therral “Terry” Jackson, 70, was arraigned last Wednesday, June 13. He is charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer and misdemeanor resisting/obstructing.

Charges resulted during a crash investigation last Tuesday, June 12, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO). Idaho County Corporal Keith Olsen and Deputy Roberto Hernandez were assisting the Kamiah Marshal’s Office with a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 12 near Main Street.

Olsen had occasion to interact with Jackson who claimed to be on scene to tow the vehicle. As Jackson was in his personal vehicle with his family and not in a tow truck he was advised to leave the scene.

According to the ICSO release, Jackson would not leave and continued to interfere with Olsen and Olsen advised him he was under arrest for obstructing. Jackson resisted arrest and then is alleged to have hit Olsen in the side face while being handcuffed.


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