Twin Falls Standoff Suspect Due In Court
A preliminary hearing has been set for a man charged in connection with the recent standoff and shooting at a Twin Falls hotel. The Times-News reports that Clark Cleveland is scheduled to appear in Twin Falls County’s 5th District Magistrate Court Friday. He’s charged with aggravated battery on a police officer and eluding a police officer; prosecutors say he shot an Idaho State Police trooper in the leg after fleeing from a traffic stop. Prosecutors also say Cleveland also took a woman hostage during the July 15 standoff. Bystander Tracy Ivie of Lindon, Utah, was killed during the crisis. Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said Cleveland was the only person who fired a gun during the standoff, but Cleveland has not been charged in connection with Ivie’s death.