A former Ada County detention deputy was booked into the Canyon County Jail Monday in connection to an accusation of attempted strangulation on Feb. 17.
Matthew Pond, 28, turned himself in on Monday after a judge issued a felony arrest warrant for him on Friday, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
The arrest warrant stems from an incident at Pond’s home in Caldwell. Pond reported the incident to his supervisor at the Ada County Jail on Feb. 18 and was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.
Pond’s employment with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office was terminated Monday. He had worked as a detention deputy since May 2015.
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Pond’s attorney, Tom Dominick of Dominick Law Offices, emailed a statement Monday evening declaring his client’s innocence.
“Matthew served his country in the military and the people of Ada County with distinction,” wrote Dominick. “He has no prior criminal history. He is innocent of the false charges brought against him. He is looking forward to clearing his good name in court.”