Tuesday, October 4, 2011

2 arrested after short pursuit near Twin Falls

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 10/4/11 5:25 p.m.
Contact: Corporal DeBie

Update: The traffic stop occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m.


On Monday, October 4, 2011, Corporal DeBie initiated a traffic stop with a 1997 Dodge Ram driven by Shawn Cochran, 21 of Twin Falls, on US30 near milepost 213 for a traffic violation. After a short vehicle pursuit, Cochran came to a dead end residential road off 2600 E and fled the vehicle on foot. Two passengers, Robert Ferreira, 23, and Ashley Vieira, 19, both of Buhl, remained in the vehicle when Cochran fled.

Idaho State Police searched for Cochran with the assistance of Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office and their K-9 officer. Cochran was located near the junction of US93 and US30 and taken into custody without further incident. Cochran was charged with five outstanding warrants, felony eluding, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting and obstructing, and driving with a suspended license. Ferreira was also arrested for providing a false identification. Vieira was released with no charges. Corporal DeBie was assisted by Sergeant Oliver, Trooper N. Walker, ISP Detective Sweesy, Twin Falls County Deputies and K9.