Former sheriff reports for jail time

Former sheriff reports for jail time

Credit: Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center

Kevin Halverson

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 3 at 6:32 PM

TWIN FALLS -- The former Minidoka County sheriff, who pleaded guilty to misuse of public funds, has reported to jail to serve his 90-day sentence.

The Times-News reports 47-year-old Kevin Halverson surrendered at the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center on Saturday night, but was soon moved to another jail.

Halverson was sentenced in September to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to using a county credit card to put gasoline in the vehicle of a co-worker, with whom he was having an affair. The judge allowed him to defer his jail time until Feb. 1.

Sheriff Eric Snarr said he decided to move Halverson to another jail in Idaho because he didn't think he could keep him safe among inmates he may have arrested. Snarr would not say where Halverson was jailed.

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