December 7, 2011 in Idaho

Shoshone County man charged with lewd behavior

By The Spokesman-Review

Bond has been set at $250,000 for a Kingston, Idaho, man charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with a 5-year-old girl.

Reid Louis Yergler, 19, is being held at the Shoshone County jail. The felony carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, said Shoshone County Prosecutor Val Siegel.

Siegel said he will seek a special prosecutor for the case due to his professional relationship with Yergler’s father, Gary Yergler, a Kellogg police officer.

Gary Yergler ran for Shoshone County sheriff in 2008 but was defeated by Sheriff Mitch Alexander. Reid Yergler also is the nephew of Shoshone County Commissioner Larry Yergler.

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