Heyburn Police Officer Looking At Additional Charges
RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - A preliminary hearing is set for a Heyburn police officer for allegedly violating a no contact order.
Jeremiah Justesen, of Heyburn, allegedly violated the no contact order 27 times, all misdemeanor charges. He’s also been charged with felony intimidating a witness. The no contact ordered was put in place last November, according to court documents. The preliminary hearing is set for June 22 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Rick L Bollar at the Minidoka County Courthouse in Rupert.
Justesen allegedly attempted to contact the person within whom the no contact order was in place via Facebook Messenger or Instagram between April 1 and April 24. Some of the attempted contacts resulted in a conversation, according to court documents.
Twin Falls Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Stan Holloway been appointed special prosecutor in this case. Justesen also faces misdemeanors charges for domestic battery in the presence of a child (filed Nov. 6, 2015), and for battery (filed Jan. 11). The pretrial conference is also scheduled for June 22 at 1:30 p.m.