Man gets rider for Bannock crime spree, set to appear in court in Bingham
POCATELLO – A man from Pocatello was sent on a horseman for a spate of crimes in May that initially saw him face up to 12 felony charges.
Ronald Ray Hymas, 30, struck a plea deal with the Bannock County District Attorney’s Office in November. As part of the deal, he pleaded guilty to robbery and two counts of possession of a stolen bank card. In return, two charges of theft and three charges of possession of a stolen bank card were dismissed, and four further felony charges were never laid.
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For the crimes to which Hymas pleaded guilty, he was given an endorsement, with concurrent underlying sentences of four to five and four to eight years, by 6th District Judge Rick Carnaroli at a determination hearing barely Thursday.
An accompaniment program is where a judge sends a person to prison for up to a year to undergo different treatment programs. When the inmate has completed the program, the judge can then decide to return him to prison to complete his sentence or to release him on probation.
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Before sentencing him, Carnaroli addressed the year of Hymas which, according to prosecutor Jason Stanley, included 19 felony charges in total filed.
“Your record is troubling,” Carnaroli said. … “You made a real madness here and you hurt a lot of people.” “
Stanley said, “on many levels, (Hymas) is a risk to society” and agreed with the Idaho Department of Corrections assessment that Hymas is not a viable candidate for probation for the moment.
The wave of crime that Stanley and Carnaroli grappled with began in April, when Hymas stole a vehicle in Bingham County and, during a high-speed chase, crashed the stolen vehicle into a canal.
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After being arrested for robbery and trying to escape officers, Hymas spent a week in jail before being released on his own contract.
A month later, he was arrested in Pocatello after being linked to a series of vehicle break-ins, in which he stole items from several cars. Among the articles, Hymas admitted to stealing credit cards and ATMs, which he then used to make several purchases well over $ 100 each.
Before handing down his conviction, Carnaroli asked Hymas if he wanted to comment.
Hymas has claimed that after spending around eight months in prison, he is willing and able to make the necessary corrections to his lifestyle.
“I am ready to take responsibility for the things I have done,” he said. “I feel bad for the people I hurt.”
Hymas also said he was prepared to pay “in full” any court-requested compensation, even if it meant finding multiple jobs to do so.
“A lot of people sit on that chair and say they’re going to work things out and pay their restitution, and they don’t have the ability or the willingness to pay for it once it’s ordered,” replied Carnaroli.
The prosecution has been given 60 days to complete and file a restitution claim. Restitution, in this case, will include payment for the vehicle hit in a canal, as well as any burglarized items, including those that are part of the outstanding charges.
Due to an amount of restitution that Carnaroli expects to be significant, he waived fees to cover the cost of Hymas’ defense. Hymas was ordered to pay a total of $ 1,491 in other costs and fines, as well as the cost of $ 100 to have his DNA collected and cataloged.
If Hymas fails to complete the Cavaliers program, he will have to serve his underlying prison terms of four to eight years.
While this sentence satisfies the Bannock County crimes, Hymas must now appear before the Bingham County Courthouse. There, District Judge Darren Simpson will convict him of attempted flight from an agent and possession of a stolen bank card.
Hymas is scheduled for a sentencing hearing in Bingham on January 31.