Man who shot deputies to serve at least 30 years in prison

Man who shot deputies to serve at least 30 years in prison

CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) -- A 28-year old man who shot two Canyon County sheriff's deputies in October 2012 has been sentenced up to 30 years in prison.

Officials say deputies were attempting to find Batt at a home in Caldwell when he fired multiple shots at deputies. He shot and injured deputies Michael Roth and Brad Childers.

Batt fired a total of 11 shots at the two deputies before Deputy Childers was able to return fire and injure Batt. He was later located by police hiding in a nearby garage. Childers has since returned to active duty while Roth continues to recover from the injuries he sustained in the shooting.

"These are the men that put on a badge and uniform every day to protect the public and uphold the laws of this country," said Erica Kallin, deputy prosecutor. "The message needs to be sent that if you harm law enforcement, you will be held accountable for your actions and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Roth spoke to the court.

"Every time I see the scars on my left arm, shoulder and side - I remember.  At all the physical therapy and doctor appointments - I remember.  All the times my youngest son has come over to me out of the blue, hug me as his eyes fill up with tears and say 'I'm so glad you didn't die daddy' - I remember," Roth said.

A judge sentenced Batt on Friday to serve a minimum of 30 years in prison.