Twelve gang members indicted for Canyon County Jail riot

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 19:17:21-04

A Canyon County grand jury has indicted twelve local gang members on felony riot charges in connection with a fight that took place in the Canyon County Jail in early June, officials said. 

“Each of the twelve individuals was also charged with a gang enhancement in connection with the fight,” said Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker.

Those indicted were: 

Agustin Olvera, age 31, of Nampa 

Matthew Alsip, age 29, of Meridian 

Manuel Castro, age 40, of Parma 

Carlos Zamora, age 34, of Caldwell 

James Steelman, age 24, of Boise 

David Ramirez, age 25, of Notus 

George Heidenreich, age 44, of Caldwell 

John Hernandez, age 33, of Middleton 

David Mendoza, age 31, of Caldwell 

Jose Magdaleno, age 22, of Caldwell 

Noel Crispin, age 23, of Nampa 

David Valdez, age 37, of Nampa 

Eleven of the twelve people indicted were arraigned Monday afternoon at the Canyon County Courthouse.  

“David Mendoza, age 31, of Caldwell, was the only one that was not in custody when the indictments were handed down.  He is currently wanted on a $100,000 felony warrant,” Decker stated.  

If convicted, a charge of felony riot carries a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of twenty years. A gang enhancement carries a minimum of two years in prison and a maximum of five years. State law stipulates that sentences for felony riot and gang enhancement charges must be served consecutively and not concurrently to any ongoing sentence.