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Idaho man charged with 5 felonies after deputy shot, wounded

Matthew S. Kelly Ada County Sheriff's Office
Ada County Sheriff's Office
Matthew S. Kelly

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man was charged with five felonies after he allegedly fled from authorities and shot a police officer twice after being pulled over on a stolen motorcycle.

Matthew S. Kelly, 21, is charged with aggravated battery, assault or battery on certain personnel, two counts of burglary and eluding arrest, Ada County Jail records said.

Court records did not indicate if Kelly had obtained an attorney. The Emmett resident reportedly was awaiting an opportunity to enter a plea.

The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. Monday after a deputy pulled over a man he believed was driving a stolen yellow motorcycle near the rural town of Star.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office did not immediately release the deputy's name, but said in a social media post that he underwent surgery for injuries to his arm and shoulder and is in stable condition at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Ada County Sheriff Steve Bartlett said the suspect fled on foot and exchanged gunfire with the deputy.

Law enforcement agencies searched for about 90 minutes using drones and police dogs before he surrendered.

"This individual tried to kill one of my deputies, and that will be dealt with incredibly seriously," Bartlett said Monday.

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