UPDATE: Twin Falls man in custody following chase, standoff

Police engaged in a standoff
Police engaged in a standoff(Rachel Fabbi)
Published: Jan. 28, 2021 at 7:35 PM MST
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Twin Falls Police arrested Ruperto Antonio Cuevas, 32, of Twin Falls, on an aggravated assault charge. Additional charges might be filed, as the investigation continues.

Police were called to the 400 block of Filer Avenue at approximately 4:17 p.m. Thursday, after a call came in alerting police about an armed man threatening violence.

When police arrived on scene, they discovered he had left, driving a cream-colored Cadillac Escalade. Cuevas allegedly didn’t stop for police lights and a pursuit began. He eventually returned to the 400 block and fled from the vehicle, where a foot pursuit ensued.

Police say Cuevas fired a round from the gun he had in his possession. No one was injured.

Twin Falls Police, with assistance from Twin Falls County Sheriff and Idaho State Police, arrested Mr. Cuevas and booked him into the Twin Falls County Jail.


A man is in custody after a standoff in the area of the 500 block of Jackson Street in Twin Falls.

The Twin Falls Police Department responded to the call of what was initially an assault.

The suspect then fled to 500 block of Jackson Street, where the standoff occurred.

Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office, as well as Idaho State Police, assisted the police department during the standoff.

KMVT is still waiting for more details, but the police department did confirm they used drones during the ordeal.

The man was taken into custody at about 6:30 Thursday night.

Charges are not yet known, but officials did say he would be facing aggravated assault charges.

(This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.)

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