Case against former Canyon County jail deputies heads to district court

Posted at 10:54 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 12:54:57-04

A Canyon County judge has ruled there's enough evidence to send to district court a case against two ex-deputies charged with attempting to incite an attack on a Canyon County Jail inmate who injured a guard during an escape attempt.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Judge John Meienhofer made the ruling Tuesday.

Former Canyon County Jail deputies Kade McConnell and Corey Weathermon were fired in October -- and arrested in January.

The 26-year-old McConnell is charged with felony solicitation to commit aggravated battery, and 46-year-old Weathermon is charged with felony aiding and abetting the solicitation.

McConnell's attorney said no witnesses testified that the deputies asked for a specific action that could cause great bodily harm, so the deputies should face only misdemeanors.

McConnell and Weathermon are scheduled to appear in district court on May 4th.

(by Associated Press)