Former Idaho State Representative Brandon Hixon was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide according to the Canyon County Coroner's office.
Hixon died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to the coroner. He was found early Tuesday morning by a family member in his Caldwell home.
Hixon, a Republican, was elected state representative in 2012 and served on the House Business, Health and Welfare, Transportation and Defense committees.
Hixon was arrested last month for D.U.I , his second, and was also charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest December 9th.
Governor Butch Otter appointed Jarom Wagnoer to fill Hixon's vacated seat after he r esigned in October while facing a criminal investigation by the Attorney General's office.
Hixon is survived by his four children, aged 6 to 17.