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Charges filed against man accused of shooting deputy

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FIRTH — The man who allegedly shot a Bingham County Sheriff’s deputy has been charged with multiple felonies.

Juan Santos-Quintero, 25, is charged with one count of aggravated battery on law enforcement, two charges of aggravated assault on law enforcement and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Santos-Quintero allegedly shot Bingham County Deputy Todd Howell Friday evening. The actions led to a standoff between Santos-Quintero and law enforcement at a Firth home on Sept. 21.

He is facing up to 55 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

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Santos-Quintero was taken into custody later that night without any further incident.

Howell was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for treatment of his wounds.

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The bullet penetrated the left side of Howell’s body and entered his bullet-proof body armor, according to a news release from the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Howell was escorted home on Monday to finish recovering.

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