Boise State official gets suspended jail time, must apologize for 2016 crime

Larry Jay Hallam
Larry Jay Hallam

A Boise State University employee accused of threatening to hit another man with his car almost two years ago has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disturbing the peace, according to court records.

Larry Jay Hallam, 57, was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail, with 88 days suspended. He was given credit for two days served in jail.

In pleading guilty Thursday, Hallam told Magistrate Daniel Steckel that he had been impatient with a truck driver who was blocking his path, according to a recording of the hearing. The location of the incident was not mentioned.

Steckel ordered Hallam to pay fines and fees of $1,247.50, though $500 of that was suspended. He was also required to write a letter of apology and do 150 hours of community service.

The judge also imposed one year of unsupervised probation. Steckel granted Hallam a withheld judgment, which means that once he completes probation, he can petition the court to dismiss the case.

Hallam has served as associate director of financial aid systems and compliance at Boise State University, and he still employed in that role, a university spokesman said Thursday.

Hallam was accused of threatening bodily harm with a deadly weapon by driving his vehicle at a man on Dec. 17, 2016. The actual circumstances of the incident remain unclear; court records have contained few details.

A warrant for Hallam’s arrest was issued in February 2017. He turned himself in to authorities on Sept. 24 of this year. Hallam told the judge Thursday that he was not aware of the warrant out for his arrest.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413