5 in custody, included man wanted in shooting case, after situation at mall and high speed chase
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UPDATE 6:40 p.m.
The following is a news release from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.
Just after 5 p.m. Friday, Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Grand Teton Mall in Idaho Falls after hearing a report that wanted subject Kane Simons was there. Simons was wanted by Chubbuck Police after a shooting incident in their jurisdiction yesterday.
After Simons was spotted by deputies coming out of the mall, he attempted to run back inside but was caught and taken into custody. During this time two other subjects with Simons who were told to stop ran away from deputies – one of which entered a vehicle that collided with a Sheriff’s Office patrol car as it fled the area around the mall. The other, an adult female, was taken into custody by deputies at the mall.
The vehicle, a white Chevy Impala, fled the mall with deputies in pursuit to Sunnyside and then westbound at a high rate of speed. As the suspect vehicle neared I-15, an Idaho State Police officer was able to deploy spike strips in an attempt to slow it down. As the suspect vehicle attempted to turn onto I-15, it was pushed off the side of the road by a patrol car and deputies were able to take the three occupants into custody at that time.
Deputies are continuing to investigate this incident along with detectives from the Chubbuck Police Department as it relates to their shooting incident and Simons has been placed under arrest for charges relating to it. An update of charges on the other four suspects taken into custody will be given when available.
IDAHO FALLS — A police pursuit ended Friday evening at the Sunnyside Road northbound Interstate 15 on-ramp.
Witnesses say at least one person was inside of a white vehicle that was traveling very fast as Bonneville County Sheriff deputies and Idaho State Police troopers followed.
The driver entered I-15 around 5:15 p.m. and appeared to lose control of the vehicle, according to witnesses.
Official information on the case has not been released and deputies are processing the scene. Bonneville County Sheriff Sgt. Bryan Lovell confirms to EastIdahoNews.com that everyone running from deputies has been taken into custody and the scene is secure.
EastIdahoNews.com will post updates as we receive them.