Kuna man, shot by deputies, charged with multiple felonies

kterhune@idahostatesman.comDecember 9, 2013 

— A Kuna man who promised a “bloodbath” if police tried to arrest him has been charged with nine felonies in connection with the March 9 incident.

Peter Charles See was shot eight times after allegedly pointing a handgun at three Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a Boise police officer.

Even after See was shot, deputies say they had to use a Taser and a police dog to bring him into custody.

All four were cleared of wrongdoing in September. See was in critical condition after the shooting, and spent nine months in the hospital receiving treatment for physical and mental problems.

According to investigators, the incident began in the early hours of March 9, when someone called 911 to report that See had threatened to commit suicide and pointed a gun at a male relative before leaving in his truck.

See reportedly called dispatchers a few hours later, threatening to hurt himself and others. Deputies spotted his truck on Cloverdale Road at about 3 a.m.

That’s when See pointed a .44 Magnum at the three deputies and the officer and threatened a “bloodbath” if he was followed, police said. The suspect fled in the truck again, leading officers on a high-speed chase before hitting a spike strip and stopping.

He got out of the truck and again pointed the handgun at the law enforcement officers, police say. Ada County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Santucci, deputies Morgan Case and Carl Olsen, and Boise Police Officer Jason Green all fired, hitting See eight times.

After See had been taken into custody, officers found the gun, which they say was cocked and loaded.

Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs cleared the men of wrongdoing and announced Sept. 18 that no criminal charges would be filed against the officer or deputies.

Ada County Deputy Prosecutor Jeff White said See was released from the Veterans' Administration Hospital Monday, nine months to the day after the shooting. He was booked into the Ada County Jail at 10:12 a.m.

See faces seven felony counts of assault or battery on certain personnel, one felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one felony count of use of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

White said the assault or battery on certain personnel charges stem from See pointing his gun at seven different officers, while the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge was from pointing the gun at his family member.

See is scheduled to be arraigned in court Tuesday afternoon.

Katie Terhune: 377-6219

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