UPDATE: Bonneville deputies take armed, suicidal man into custody


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The following is a news release from Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 6:40 pm Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Romrel Street in Ammon for a report of a suicidal male. Deputies arrived and spoke to relatives of 36-year-old Barney Hernandez who had caused damage to the residence and threatened them with a knife before leaving on foot prior to deputies arrival.

Deputies had dispatch do a Code Red call to the Ammon area to be on the lookout, but later found Hernandez had left the area in a vehicle. Deputies were able to make contact with Hernandez by phone and ultimately convince him to turn himself in. Deputies met with Hernandez and took him into custody without incident. Hernandez was booked into the Bonneville County Jail for felony aggravated assault and felony malicious injury to property.

A Code Red call was made back to the Ammon area to advise Hernandez was located and the issue was resolved. If residents do not have their cell phones signed up for the Code Red alerts system they can do so through the Sheriff’s Office website, www.bonnevillesheriff.com.


AMMON — The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an armed suicidal male in the area surrounding Ammon Elementary School.

A reverse 911 call/code red alert was sent out after 7 p.m. Friday stating police are searching for an armed and dangerous individual in Ammon, Bonneville County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bryan Lovell told EastIdahoNews.com.

Witnesses say there is a large police presence near Ammon Elementary School.

Officials ask people to be on the lookout for anything suspicious and if they have details about the man to call 911.

EastIdahoNews.com has requested more information about the situation and will post when and if it becomes available.