Ketchum Man Arrested After Crossing Wood River to Escape Police
KETCHUM, Idaho (KLIX) A Ketchum man with numerous warrants decided to take a cold plunge into the Big Wood River to get away from police Tuesday night. The Blaine County Sheriff's office says Steven Michael Bren, 56, was placed in handcuffs for six warrants. Dispatch had gotten a call from Bren saying he was wet and cold after crossing the river and admitted he was running from police. Deputies eventually caught up with Bren at his home on Rainbow Bend and placed him under arrest.
He is facing misdemeanor charges of two counts of Failure to Appear on a charge of Domestic Violence, one count of Violation of a Protective Order, one count of Failure to Appear on a charge of Violating a No Contact Order, and one count of Failure to Appear on a charge of Domestic Battery. The misdemeanor charges have a $100,000 concurrent bond.
Bren also faces Felony charges of Felony Stalking in the First Degree and Failure to appear on a charge of Stalking in the First Degree. Each of the felony charges has a $500,000 bond, making his total bond 1.1 million dollars.