Syringa man charged with felony battery on ICSO deputy

Therral E. Jackson

SYRINGA — A Syringa man faces criminal charges following an alleged eluding incident last week that ended with a physical assault on an Idaho County Sheriff’s deputy.

Therral E. Jackson, 68, is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, a felony; along with driving under the influence, eluding a police officer, and resisting and obstructing an officer, all misdemeanors. Jackson’s court date concerning these charges is set Dec. 29.

Charges resulted from a Dec. 19 incident reported at 12:27 a.m. on U.S. Highway 12 near Syringa, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) release. Deputy Craig Hoodman observed an eastbound vehicle driving in the wrong lane of travel and attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, the driver failed to yield.

The vehicle turned onto Little Smith Creek Road and got stuck in the snow. After engaging the four-wheel drive system, it continued on, until almost going over an embankment after losing traction. After refusing to comply with the deputy’s verbal commands, Jackson exited the vehicle, at which point he is alleged to have punched Deputy Hoodman in the face.

Hoodman did not require medical attention.

Kamiah man gets 27 months for handgun assault

COEUR D’ALENE — Norton Wesley Blackeagle, Jr., 34, of Kamiah, was sentenced Dec. 16 to 27 months in prison followed by three years supervised release for assault with a dangerous weapon. U.S. District Judge Stanley A. Bastian also ordered the forfeiture of the firearm used during the crime. Blackeagle pleaded guilty to the charge on Aug. 18.

According to the plea agreement, Blackeagle admitted on Aug. 12, 2014, he entered a house in Kamiah, within the boundaries of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, and pointed a Jennings 9 mm handgun at a man and threatened to shoot him.

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Nez Perce Tribal Police.

Homeless man charged with burglarizing Kooskia home

KOOSKIA — A court hearing is pending for Clayton R. Robertson, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of felony burglary and misdemeanor petit theft, resulting from an incident earlier last month.

According to an ICSO investigation, on Nov. 6, Robertson, 26, transient, was alleged to have been residing in a Tahoe Loop Road residence, owned by a Salt Lake City man, during which he is alleged to have taken a TV, a set of pots and pans, and half a cord of firewood. Robinson was found at the property by the owner who had come up for a visit, and a subsequent inspection of the home found the suspect’s truck and personal property.

According to court documents, Robertson was interviewed by detectives, saying he had no place to stay and noticed the residence was unoccupied, allegedly admitting to selling the TV to pay a jail fine, and planning to give the pots and pans to his mother as a birthday gift.

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