Former Idaho State Representative Brandon Hixon dead after suicide

Posted: 10:49 AM, Jan 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-09 19:49:03Z

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.