July 5, 2022

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Male found in strangers’ home despatched to prison

Dakota Logan Clifford | Bonneville County Jail

IDAHO FALLS — The male strangers found in their dwelling one particular early morning will now go to jail following a choose sentenced him in a number of conditions.

Dakota Logan Clifford, 24, pleaded responsible to felony aggravated assault in a person situation and felony drug trafficking in a different in trade for prosecutors to dismiss a prolonged listing of expenses. As a final result, District Choose Joel Tingey sentenced Clifford on Monday to devote amongst 10 and 16 yrs in jail.

In July, regional authorities desired Clifford for felony trafficking of heroin. Law enforcement said that in the center of the evening, a lady termed 911 and stated she saw a suspicious motor vehicle, and the driver pointed a black handgun at her.

IFPD identified the car with Clifford guiding the wheel. He drove absent at speeds among 60 and 70 mph by way of city, operating stoplights and driving into oncoming site visitors to keep away from police. Officers retained subsequent and hunting for Clifford and identified he crashed into a gate on Richards Avenue.

Law enforcement despatched an inform to people residing in the area to lock their doors as they searched for Clifford. Police looked for hrs but could not find the wished guy.

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All-around 7:30 a.m., another person living on Legends Circle notified law enforcement that a man was in their dwelling space. The guy was located when the home owners woke up and was going about their household. Police identified this person to be Clifford and believed he entered through an unlocked doorway.

People within the dwelling obtained out by way of a window and a SWAT team was associated in the ensuing standoff. Officers entered the residence and found Clifford hiding in a closet. He was arrested, taken to the Bonneville County Jail, then posted $100,000 bail and positioned on residence arrest.

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The very same working day Clifford acquired out of jail, investigators observed his ankle keep track of deserted blocks from the property he was requested to continue to be in. The watch experienced been reduce, and officers notified Bonneville County Pre-Trial Providers. A warrant was received for his arrest for violating the conditions of his release.

Times later on, law enforcement spotted Clifford in a motor vehicle on the highway. 4 people today were within the car and the driver pulled into the Walgreens Parking large amount on 1st avenue. Clifford informed officers he was “Jason Smith.” Police knew this not to be real and arrested Clifford on supplemental fees that ended up eventually dismissed as portion of the plea settlement.

In addition to the sentence, Tingey ordered Clifford to spend more than $11,000 in charges and fines.