Printed on: April 22, 2014

I.F. man sentenced for striking officer


Magistrate Judge Steven Gardner sentenced an Idaho Falls man Friday to 10 days in jail and two years probation for striking an Idaho Falls police officer in March.

Glenn E. Campbell, 24, pleaded guilty to misde-

meanor battery on an officer and inattentive driving Friday. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the charge was amended down

from felony battery on an officer. An additional charge of resisting arrest was dismissed.

Gardner sentenced Campbell to a suspended sentence of 355 days in jail, meaning if he violates his probation he will be forced to serve that time. Campbell will be credited for the one day he spent in Bonneville County Jail in March.

Idaho Falls police officer Rik Lainhart pulled Campbell over at 1:31 a.m. March 5 on the 2400 block of Yellowstone Road. After Campbell stepped from his Ford pickup truck, he swung his arm at Lainhart, striking the officer in the upper chest, police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen said.