Suspect in police shooting arrested on federal gun charges

Suspect in police shooting arrested on federal gun charges

Credit: Canyon County Jail

Kyle Batt

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 24 at 5:39 PM

BOISE -- Authorities have arrested the 27-year-old suspect accused of shooting and wounding two Canyon County sheriff's deputies back in October.

Federal prosecutors arrested and charged 27-year-old Kyle Alan Batt with unlawfully possessing a firearm on Friday. The charges stem from an incident on October 24, 2012 where Batt allegedly shot and wounded two Canyon County sheriff's deputies.

According to U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson, the complaint alleges that Batt was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he was previously convicted of a felony crime for possession of a controlled substance in 2004.

Police say the gunfight in question happened on October 24 of this year. That's when several deputies from the Canyon County Sheriff's Office located and tried to arrest Batt on an outstanding warrant.

Chief Deputy Kieran Donahue says Batt shot at five deputies as they approached the house on Sheryl Lane. Two deputies were hit and wounded, but survived.

At least one deputy was able to return fire before Batt ran from the home. Batt was hit by one of the bullets and was hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

Authorities have not charged Batt with any other criminal acts at this time.

If convicted on the gun charge, Batt faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Batt's preliminary hearing has been set for December 3rd at Fedearl Courthouse in Boise.

The case is being investigated by Nampa Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The case is being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes.

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