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Former Minidoka County Sheriff Serving Jail Time

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By Paul Johnson

Rupert, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Former Minidoka County Sheriff Kevin Halverson on Saturday, February 1, 2014 surrendered to the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center. In September 2013, Halverson was sentenced to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to misuse of county funds. That after he used a county credit card for gas which he put in the vehicle of a co-worker. The judge said he could spend his jail time starting February 1. In addition to the jail time, Judge Robert Elgee fined him $1,500 and placed him on probation for 3 years. As a result of his plea, Halverson is prohibited from holding any public office in Idaho. The court also granted a withheld judgment. A withheld judgment means that, after completing his sentence and probation, Halverson may ask the court to dismiss the charges against him.

Officials at the jail confirmed that Halverson did surrender on Saturday, but has since been moved to another facility in Idaho for safety reasons. No official would say where Halverson is now.


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