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Woman From Eastern Idaho Who Was Shot By Police Has Been Sentenced For Drugs

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By Paul Johnson

Idaho Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Savron Willard has been ordered, by a Bonneville county judge, to two years fixed with up to five years prison time Thursday. She pled guilty to felony possession of Meth. The judge also recommended her to a rider program, but before that can happen, Willard has to also face pending charges in Jefferson County. On February 27, the Idaho Falls woman was in a vehicle that rammed a deputy’s patrol car. Wayne Pearson and Shavon Willard were wanted after in an incident involving a stolen pickup in Jefferson County. The two were also wanted for crimes in Bonneville and Madison Counties. Pearson was the driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck the car. Later in the day, law enforcement officers in Oregon spotted a white 1998 Dodge 2500 truck that was associated with the two. Officers from the Medford Police Department, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Department of Justice, U.S. Marshals Service, and Oregon State Police began following the pickup.
According to news releases from Medford police and the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Pearson was aware he was being followed and didn't stop. He drove into a cul-de-sac.
Officers didn't follow, but were about to lay spike strips in case the pickup came out of the cul-de-sac. Before they could do this, Pearson allegedly sped up and intentionally hit an occupied police vehicle.
Four officers fired at the truck, which sped away and crashed into a nearby yard. Officers fired at least 39 rounds, and Willard was hit twice in the chest, once in the arm, once in the leg and a fragment struck her right eye.
Both suspects were taken into custody without further incident. They were hospitalized for gunshot wounds.


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