Info Trickles Out in Death of Idaho Man in Police Custody
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Information continues to trickle out in eastern Idaho about events leading to the death of a man in police custody.
Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis tells the Post Register that 28-year-old Kyle Eddington was in custody and handcuffed when he stabbed himself with a knife. Eddington died Aug. 1 but the Blackfoot Police Department has released almost no information until a statement Tuesday that left it unclear whether Eddington was handcuffed or in custody at the time of the stabbing. Police say an officer checking storage units detained Eddington after learning he was on probation.
Officers then searched Eddington's home. Police say they planned to search a storage unit also but Eddington grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed himself. Eddington later died at Bingham Memorial Hospital.