July 18th, 2021
UPDATED PRESS RELEASE
Suspect: Timothy M. Potter, 31 of Bonneville County
Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to identify and apprehend the suspect who fled on a stolen Motorcycle early Saturday morning. Tips from the public lead Deputies toward a residence on the 700 N. block of Eve Dr. where 31 year old Timothy M. Potter had been staying with a girlfriend. Before Deputies could check the residence on Eve Dr., Deputies were dispatched to a theft in progress on Clary Dr. where a male was attempting to push a motorcycle out of the yard. The reporting party noticed the motorcycle that morning and called dispatch around 11:30am when he saw the male. The reporting party confronted the male, who then fled to a waiting vehicle known to Deputies as being tied to Mr. Potter. Deputies secured the motorcycle and identified it as a match of one stolen on July 15th.
Deputies were then able to locate the vehicle seen leaving the area on Clary parked at the residence on Eve Dr. where Potter had been staying. Deputies began attempting contact with occupants of the residence, eventually getting Mr. Potter to come out where he was taken into custody.
Mr. Potter was secured in a patrol car and transported to the Bonneville County Jail. While in route to the jail, Deputies had to stop several times to adjust restraints on Potter as he was attempting to injure himself by hitting his head on the window and wrap the seatbelt around his neck. Eventually Deputies called an ambulance to check on Mr. Potter, who had to be restrained to a gurney because he continued to struggle with Deputies. Deputies ended up having to ride with Potter in the ambulance the rest of the way to the jail to keep him from hurting himself.
Potter was booked into jail for Grand Theft, Burglary, and Resisting Arrest. Deputies are continuing to investigate this case and further potential charges are still pending at this time.
July 17th, 2021
RE: Can you identify this man
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The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who fled from officers last night. The suspect, believed to be male, fled from Idaho Falls Police and Deputies on a red and white dirt bike in the areas around 17th St and Boulevard, to 1st St neat Ammon and Lincoln Rd.
The suspect was wearing dark clothing, wearing a backpack, and the motorcycle is possibly stolen. Anyone with information about this suspect or any other crime is asked to contact Dispatch at 208-529-1200. You can also contact Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous by calling 208-522-1983, report online at www.ifcrime.org or download the P3tips app to your mobile device.