Utah County Man Killed in Twin Falls, ID
On Friday morning the police in Idaho attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic stop which subsequently turned into a high speed chase. The vehicle headed into Twin Falls and eventually collided with another vehicle upon which the suspects fled on foot. One of the suspects was apprehended but the other, Clark Cleveland, ran to a nearby hotel where he allegedly shot and killed Tracy Ivie, a Lindon resident. Cleveland eventually surrendered to police but not after taking a hostage and also shooting a police officer.
Charges and Warrants
Cleveland, who is now in custody, has been charged with aggravated battery of an officer and felony eluding police. Cleveland is also being detained on a warrant for a probation violation for a previous DUI charge. This warrant could have played into his decision to run from police, knowing that the police would find out about the warrant and detain him.
Continuing to Make Bad Decisions
Unfortunately, the criminal justice system is full of people that have made one bad decision after another. In Cleveland’s case by not dealing with the consequences of his actions and submitting to the traffic stop, he decided to run and endangering the lives of others and eventually taking the life of Tracy Ivie. If you have made mistakes and have been charged with a DUI then you need to make the decision now to stop the bad decision making before it escalates to something out of your control. By hiring an attorney you will be preparing yourself to be able to recover from your charges quicker and get back to your life. Call a Provo DUI lawyer today to see what we can do for you.