Man suspected of shooting two sheriff's deputies arrested on federal gun charges
The man suspected of shooting two Canyon County Sheriff's deputies in October has been arrested on federal gun charges.
Kyle Alan Batt, 27 of Caldwell, was arrested Friday, Nov. 23, on federal charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson.
"Deputies with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office found Batt hiding with a gun early in the morning on October 24, 2012, just hours after two Canyon County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and injured," said Olson. "The complaint alleges that Batt was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he was previously convicted of a felony crime for possession of a controlled substance in 2004. If convicted, Batt faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release."
Batt's preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 3 at the federal courthouse in Boise.