Officers Joshua Gallup, Levi Glynn and Eric Phillips won’t be charged for their roles in the Nov. 29, 2015 shooting of a Caldwell man following a call about a domestic disturbance at his home.
Clifford O. Carter Jr., 40, was hospitalized for several days following the shooting. An officer responding to the domestic disturbance call late that Sunday night was approaching Carter’s home on North Indiana Avenue when a car sped toward him as if to run him down, police said. The officer opened fire, wounding the driver, Carter, police said. The vehicle then ran into a police car.
The Canyon County Critical Incident Task Force stepped in to investigate the shooting, led by the Nampa Police Department. The Owyhee County Prosecutor’s Office was then tasked with deciding if the officers would be charged.
Nampa police midday on Thursday announced the decision not to charge the officers.
After his release from the hospital, Carter was arrested on several charges related to the alleged domestic disturbance, which he told police he didn’t fully remember due to blacking out after drinking several beers. Police claim he hit his wife on the head repeatedly and tried to strangle her, attempted to stop both his wife and son from calling police, then outside the home almost backed his car over his wife before police arrived.
Carter faces felony charges of attempted strangulation, aggravated assault and domestic battery with traumatic injury in front of a child. He also is charged with five misdemeanors: DUI, two counts of malicious damage to property and two counts of destruction of a telecommunication device. He remains scheduled for an April 11 jury trial; his next expected court date is a pretrial hearing on March 14, according to online court records.
Records also show Carter was charged in January with four misdemeanor violations of a no-contact order. A pretrial in that case is scheduled for April 18.