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Man’s rape charge dismissed as part of plea agreement

Dillon Wanye Mathews | Bingham County Jail
BLACKFOOT — A local man is pleading guilty to domestic abuse, in exchange for having a rape sentence dropped.
Dillon Wayne Mathews, 22, was involved in a physical altercation with a partner in November, which left the victim with visible facial injuries. When police were called, Mathews attacked officers who were trying to take him into custody.
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For the incident, Mathews was originally charged with felony rape, domestic battery inflicting traumatic injury, attempted strangulation, two counts of battery on police and misdemeanor false imprisonment.
In exchange for a guilty plea on a felony attempted strangulation charge, and felony battery of a police officer charge, all other charges were dropped.
Since his arrest, Matthews has been sitting behind bars in the Bingham County Jail on $250,000 bail.
Sentencing for Matthews is scheduled for March 8.
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