Eagle man pleads guilty to concealing evidence in mother's death

Posted at 4:17 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 06:17:09-05

EAGLE, Idaho — William Rhoton, 66, pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing evidence related to the death of his mother. Rhoton was arrested and charged in June 2019 with several felonies, including failing to notify authorities of a death, concealing or altering evidence and grant theft by deception and forgery.

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He pleaded guilty to felony concealment or alteration of evidence and grand theft by deception. Rhoton is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. on April 30 before Ada County District Judge Jason Scott.

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Idaho law allows a maximum penalty of up to five years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine for concealing or altering evidence and up to 14 years imprisonment and a $5,000 fine for grand theft.