Boisean Joel Dee Eggers died after being struck by a car April 8, 2016. He was 64. His family was in court July 12 for what was expected to be a plea hearing for Tyler C. Martinez, who is charged with vehicular manslaughter. But Martinez did not enter a plea. Trial dates were set for this and another case.
Homedale Police Department Officer Chris Steed and Owyhee County Sheriff's Deputy Terry McGrew on Dec. 26 responded to a house in Homedale where 38-year-old Gilbert Heredia refused commands to put down a handgun and fired a shot. Steed shot four times and McGrew five times, investigators said. Heredia was hit six times and was taken to a hospital, where he died on Jan.1. This is the video taken from Steed’s body cam.
Idaho State Police chased a pickup truck driven by Jose Manuel Sanchez down Interstate 84 in April 2015. The truck crashed in Elmore County. Sanchez was charged with three felonies and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Jason Henley, a passing motorist from Clinton County, Ohio, was honored by ISP for helping take into Sanchez into custody.
Five of the Treasure Valley's seven largest law enforcement agencies got new leaders in the past year. Vaughn Killeen, a longtime Ada County sheriff who now heads the state sheriffs association, talks about what that means.
Anthony Firkins Jr. lost his job due to drug use. He quit counseling and taking his antidepressant. The Nampa police officers who collided with him early one morning in April 2013 didn’t know any of that — they only knew that a man driving recklessly led them on a 5-mile chase, crashed his pickup and then hid under a flatbed at a recycling business. Firkins, with a toxic amount of meth in his system, died shortly after police arrested him that morning. The officers were cleared in Firkins' death.
Canyon County deputies responded to a domestic violence report on March 18, 2015 in the 9000 block of Charles Way in Middleton. During a confrontation, Canyon County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Bingham shot and killed Brandon Rapp, 31, who had a firearm. Bingham was cleared in the shooting death Thursday, Nov. 12, the same day Idaho State Police video released from Bingham’s body camera.