Enough Evidence for Trial of Twin Falls Sheriff’s Deputy
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A judge has ruled there is enough evidence for felony domestic battery counts against a Twin Falls County sheriff’s deputy for the case to go to trial.
The Times-News reports that 5th District Judge Roger Harris made the ruling Friday concerning three counts against Sgt. Michael Cooper filed in Twin Falls County. But Harris dismissed a fourth count filed against Cooper in Camas County. The cases had been consolidated.
The 15-year-member of the sheriff’s office in April was charged with four counts of felony domestic battery in the two jurisdictions. At the hearing Friday, a woman testified Cooper intimidated her into not reporting injuries she received from Cooper, and that he told her to tell police she injured herself.