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Local man charged with breaking into a house and stealing a car

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Randall Yman Teton

FORT HALL — A man accused of breaking into a home and stealing a car is scheduled to appear in court next week.

Randall Yman Teton, 41, was arrested in Fort Hall in September when Fort Hall police caught him allegedly driving while intoxicated in a vehicle he’d allegedly stolen several days prior. The theft occurred after he allegedly broke into a home and stole a purse, police say.

Teton is scheduled to be arraigned in district court on Dec. 23.

According to court documents, Bingham County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to Fort Hall on Sept. 19, when they were informed by Fort Hall police that one of the people they had in custody was not native American and had a felony arrest warrant out of Bingham County. Fort Hall police also told Bingham County that they had found a vehicle that had been stolen in Bingham County.

When the deputies arrived, they interviewed Teton and asked him about the stolen car and a recent burglary they were investigating. Teton said a friend of his picked him up in the car. He said they stopped at a house and the friend broke in and stole a purse.

When deputies asked him what his friend’s name is, Teton said he didn’t know. They encouraged him to find out because if he didn’t he would take the fall for vehicle theft and burglary.

According to documents, Teton then allegedly told the deputies that he’d committed the crimes himself and told them where he’d thrown the purse out of the car’s window.

Teton was taken into custody, charged with burglary and grand theft, and booked into the Bingham County Jail. He was released to pretrial services on Dec. 5.