Clark Cleveland To Be Sentenced Today
The Nevada man who shot and killed a Utah father, shot an Idaho State Police patrolman and held a woman hostage at a Twin Falls hotel this last July in Twin Falls will be sentenced today. Clark Cleveland pleaded guilty to three felony charges in a plea agreement that dropped several other felonies. He will be sentenced at 1:30 this afternoon in Fifth District Court to life in prison. And one of the provisions of the agreement is that he waived his rights to appeal his sentence. The scenario played out in July at the hotel in Pole Line Road. Cleveland fled after a traffic stop. After running into the hotel he shot and killed Utah resident Tracy Ivie, shot a policeman in the leg and held a woman hostage before he surrendered to police. Besides the life sentence, Cleveland was also sentenced to 30 years for shooting the State Police trooper and 25 years for kidnapping the woman and holding her hostage at gunpoint during the ordeal. Cleveland was originally indicted by a grand jury on 12 felony charges.