Jerome Man Rams Cop Car; Was Driving 100 MPH With Toddler Inside
A Magic Valley man is awaiting his day in court, and is facing a number of serious charges involving an October 5 incident in which his driving put several lives at risk, including an infant child that was seated inside the automobile.
According to information provided in court documents by the Twin Falls Sheriff's Department, Abraham E. Baeza Carmona, 25, was arrested Saturday for allegedly driving at speeds close to 100 miles per hour with a 2-year-old inside his car, which ultimately ended in a collision with an area police officer.
The documents allege Carmona was racing with other automobiles on Pole Line Road at approximately 10 p.m. on October 5, when Twin Falls police responded. The racing was taking place near St. Luke's Medical Center, and involved at least four vehicles.
Carmona has a court date set for October 18 in the matter. There is currently a $10,000 bond set. He is facing battery of a police officer, felony injury to a child, racing on a public road and eluding police, which is another felony. No details as to the extent of injuries to the officer, or child, have been made public.
The pursuit by police of multiple vehicles involved led through several north Twin Falls neighborhoods Saturday night. Carmona reportedly struck one police vehicle not once, but twice, in an effort to flee.
The child is currently in the care of state health services. The identities of those operating the other vehicles involved in the racing also is not known at this time.