Sheriff: 12 gang members charged for rioting in Canyon County Jail
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) —
The Canyon County Sheriff's Office says twelve gang members have been indicted by a grand jury for rioting in connection with a fight at the Canyon County Jail in early June.
The sheriff's office says all twelve are facing charges of felony riot with an enhancement for it being gang-related.
Deputies says eleven of the twelve were arraigned Monday afternoon, but David Mendoza, 31, of Caldwell, is still being looked for by law enforcement. Caldwell was the only one of the twelve who was not still in the jail when the indictment came down.
The maximum penalty for felony riot is 20 years in prison. The gang enhancement adds another possible five years maximum after the time for rioting has been served.
These are the twelve people charged, according to the sheriff's office:
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