PAYETTE — A Payette man could spend up to a decade in prison connected to a road incident, in which he ran his mother off the road. 

In front of Judge Susan Wiebe on Friday, Roger Wayne Lincoln, born in 1960, was sentenced to four years fixed and six years indeterminate (for a maximum of 10 years) in prison for one charge each of aggravated battery, intimidating a witness and leaving the scene of an injury accident, all of which are felonies.

Lincoln originally pleaded not guilty to his charges, including a charge of intentional destruction of a telecommunication line, on Sept. 21, 2018. He took a plea deal on Aug. 16, 2019 and entered guilty pleas to the three felony charges. 

Lincoln had two psychological evaluations done for the case, as per the defense’s request. Both times, he was deemed competent to stand trial.

On April 19, 2018, Lincoln and his mother, Helen, were involved in a dispute. When Helen Lincoln attempted to flee the scene in a car, Roger Lincoln followed her in his car. While driving towards Payette, Roger Lincoln allegedly forced his mother off of the road by making his vehicle collide with hers.

Helen Lincoln was taken to an area hospital due to the injuries she sustained.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Roger Lincoln, and authorities found him in Gooding on June 1, 2018.

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