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Man pleads guilty to SW Idaho rampage crimes

Man pleads guilty to SW Idaho rampage crimes

By Associated Press. CREATED Apr 17, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A southwest Idaho man has pleaded guilty to five crimes committed during a drug-fueled rampage that left two men hospitalized and others injured.

The Idaho Statesman reports in a story on Thursday that 23-year-old Sean D. Carnell agreed to a plea deal last month.

He appeared in 4th District Court Wednesday concerning a mental health evaluation.

Authorities say that over a two-hour span on Aug. 22 in Meridian, Carnell kicked a dog, punched a teen, beat up a construction worker with a shovel, tipped over a man in a wheelchair, tried to strangle a 36-year-old woman, broke windows in a house and set fire to his apartment.

He pleaded guilty to robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, battery with intent to commit a serious felony and first-degree arson.

Five other charges were dismissed.

Carnell says he was high on meth.