TWIN FALLS • An Idaho State Police detective’s foot was run over Monday during a drug bust, according to court documents.
Detective Jerod Sweesy had walked up to a GMC pickup occupied by Aaron Michael Uhl when Uhl accelerated and ran over his foot, the documents say.
Tuesday, Uhl was arraigned in Twin Falls County Court on charges of aggravated battery of a police officer, trafficking in methamphetamine and destruction of evidence, all felonies. He’s expected back in court Dec. 6 for a preliminary hearing.
Court documents give this account of the incident:
Monday, Idaho State Police had planned the arrest of Jennifer Cannon for allegedly selling meth to an undercover officer.
Police were waiting at the Magic Valley Mall to make the arrest.
At about 2:20 p.m., Sweesy walked up to the pickup, which Cannon had just exited.
Sweesy reported that he was in plain clothes, but wearing an ISP badge around his neck.
“I opened the driver door of Uhl’s vehicle and said ‘Idaho State Police,’” Sweesy wrote in his report.
Sweesy wrote that his intent was to protect the officers involved in Cannon’s arrest and tell Uhl that Cannon was being arrested.
“Uhl looked at me and said ‘f— that,’ and closed his door,” Sweesy wrote.
Sweesy took a step backwards alongside the truck. As he stepped back, Uhl accelerated the pickup and ran directly over Sweesy’s foot with the left-rear tire, speeding off through the mall parking lot.
Later, Sweesy reported that he had bruising on his toes.
Uhl was taken into custody by Twin Falls Police Officer Kevin Loosli at Centennial Park in the Snake River Canyon.
Police walked the route that the pickup had traveled and found a broken bag of meth in the driveway of a home in the 700 block of Canyon Springs Road.
About 28 grams of meth had been spread over the driveway. Police cleaned it up and took it to ISP headquarters in Jerome. The meth was worth between $1,100 and $1,400, police estimated.